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                                                         Newburn Cemetery
                                                              AKA Eagle Corners Cemetery
                                          
Eagle Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

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EAGLE CORNERS CEMETERY       A.K.A  Newburn Cemetery

Catalogued May 7, 1975 by H. A. Dieter. Located one-half mile south of Eagle Corners where County Trunk E enters Wis. 60 at this point. It was formerly known as Newburn Cemetery. Eagle plat of 1874 shows it as being situated on the Jeremiah B. Newburn farm, section 33, Town of Eagle. Early priority of all Eagle settlements must go to Eagle Corners. It was indeed a small village as noted in the County plat of 1895. There were six residences, one a farm residence, one repair shop, a postoffice and store, an I.O.O.F. Hall, a public school No. 3, and a Christian Church, all with in a four corner area less than a block either way. Three comparable settlements,  Basswood,  Balmoral and Byrds Creek, suffered identical reductions in their respective activities soon after the new century of 1900 rolled in with all of it's inevitable changes. Familiar family names such as Newburn,  Harvey, Smith, Henkel, Barrett, Ware and Moon were soon to make way for incoming residents. The local Newburn Cemetery was also to become just a memory while Basswood, three miles to the north, soon to supersede the old landmark near the "Corners". The grounds are in extremely poor condition. Three large pines and three smaller ones fail to hide the wanton neglect throughout the area. It is fenced but has at present no accessible entrance. It has been recently reported to the Town Chairman
for a proposed cleanup. There are 27 known burials here. One illegible metal stake marker and a number of depressions scattered through the grounds indicate burials long since unmarked. The first known burial was in 1860, the last in 1935.


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