restored prairie

Old Macomb Cemetery
3:21 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Macomb Accepts Land Donation

A view of the donated land. The Old Macomb Cemetery can be seen in the background.

The Western Illinois University Foundation is donating a two-acre site to the city of Macomb. The plot is along West Adams Street, just south of the Old Macomb Cemetery.

Now that aldermen agreed during their June 18 meeting to accept the land, the McDonough County Historical Society can develop it into an entryway for the cemetery.

President Gordana Rezab told aldermen the Historical Society has consulted with landscape specialists who suggested creation of a wooded area and a restored prairie.

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