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WINNEBAGO COUNTY FARM
CEMETERY - EST 1884

Rockford Township, Winnebago County Illinois

Winnebago County Farm Cemetery is located off 4400 North Main Street, Rockford behind the present River Bluff Nursing Home. It was used for the poor and indigent of the Rockford area.

The burial sites do not have names - only numbers. We are working on getting a list of names of those known to have been buried in the Winnebago County Poor Farm. There are many burials on which the records have been lost. Those remaining will be added as soon as they comes through.

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Inscription on monument:

IN MEMORIAM
MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED MEN
WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE INTERRED
IN THIS GROUND FROM THE YEAR
1884 THROUGH 1954.

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE KNOWN
AND UNKNOWN WHO LIE BURIED HERE.
THIS MEMORIAL IS REVERENTLY
DEDICATED BY
THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY BOARD
~ 1973 ~


Photograph and picture courtesy of Bill & Nancy Lamps, Rockford, IL

 
 
Picture of original Winnebago County Poor Farm, later named River Bluff Nursing Home. Home to the poor and indigent of the Rockford, Illinois area.Original Winnebago County Poor Farm

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