Potter's Field

Potter's Field (HM6V0)

Location: Chicago, IL 60614 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 54.835', W 87° 37.829'

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Hidden Truths

— The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —

From 1843 to 1871, this area was the City Cemetery potter's field, a graveyard for the poor and disenfranchised. More that 15,000 people, including 4,000 Civil War Rebels, were buried here on marshy land near the water's edge. Within six days in July 1854, over 200 cholera victims were laid to rest. Chicago's first Jewish cemetery, established in 1846, was located on what is today's furthest north baseball diamond. Baseball fields have occupied these grounds since 1877. Due to various oversights, many bones likely remain here beneath the soil.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the Internet: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu
HM NumberHM6V0
Year Placed2008
Placed ByNorthwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447714 N 4640410
Decimal Degrees41.91391667, -87.63048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 54.835', W 87° 37.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 54' 50.10" N, 87° 37' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-54 W LaSalle Dr, Chicago IL 60614, US
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