Sat, Apr 03|
Warbler Ridge Red Shack
Cemetery Stewardship workday at Warbler Ridge
Grand Prairie Friends will begin Cemetery restoration at Warbler Ridge Conservation Area McKenzie-Waltrip Cemetery
Time & Location
Apr 03, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
Warbler Ridge Red Shack, 17161 Daileyville Rd, Charleston, IL 61920, USA
About the Event
Interested in old cemeteries? Here’s a chance to see the McKenzie-Waltrip cemetery. Burials took place here for 100 years from 1843 to 1943. It is historically significant because Pre-Civil War graveyards are not common, especially ones which have several legible original grave markers remaining erect or able to be restored.
Selected volunteers, who have received training on restoration, are leading this effort.
This event was scheduled along with our regular Stewardship Saturday in case the trained crew needs additional volunteers as they begin the restoration.
At a minimum, Stewardship Saturday volunteers will be working nearby and can drop in to see what’s happening.
Directions: Take Route 130 south from Charleston for approximately 3 miles to Daileyville Road (CR 1470 North). A brown hiker sign is posted at Daileyville Rd. Follow Daileyville road 1 1/2 miles to the gravel parking lot on the right. You will see the red barn and shack.
What to Bring:Appropriate clothing – long pants and shirt, work shoes and gloves. Bug spray and suntan lotion recommended based on the season.
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