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Guide to McDonough County Historic Cemeteries

Arberghast-Pearce Cemetery
McDonough County Historical Society

A new guide makes it a bit easier to find some of McDonough County’s rural cemeteries. The full color publication was put together by the McDonough County Historical Society. The Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the GIS Center at Western Illinois University also helped with the project.

The Historical Society’s Gil Belles said people are interested in cemeteries for a variety of reasons.

“There are a lot of people who just love to go into cemeteries. They’re quiet, they’re peaceful, you can look at the native flora and fauna and the birds,” Belles said.

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