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                                                                     Aka Orion Cemetery
Orion Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

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Catalogued April 1, 1975 by H. A. Dieter. Located on the north edge of the village of Orion, section 31, Town of Orion. The wire fenced enclosures (200' X 500') as well as the grounds, are in poor condition. Burials have mostly followed the crest of the high ground overlooking the village. The first known burial was in 1844. Like all river towns it became the first point of settlement for northbound pioneers. Orion then was one of many ports of entry into Richland County. Three very old foot markers were found on one lot. One other metal stake marker stands near the small McCoy marker. No visible identification on any of the four. There was no other indication of unmarked  graves. However, it was reported that one John Nipple, early day blacksmith in Orion village, was buried here in the early 1850's. Others by that name were later found living in the Brodhead area, Green County, Wisconsin.

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