Marker 561: Columbia County Asylum Cemetery "Potter's Field"

 © Photographed April 1, 2017
Erected 2016 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Wyocena, Columbia County, Wisconsin
43° 30.018′ N, 89° 18.468′ W
43.500300, -89.307800

This plot of land, locally known as "Potter's Field", served as the final resting place for nearly 250 residents of the Columbia County Asylum. Indigent asylum residents left unclaimed by family members were buried here from 1871 until 1971, nearly all in unmarked graves. The asylum was razed in 1975.
The marker is located on westbound Crawford Drive, just west of its intersection with Oak Hill Drive, Wyocena (Pardeeville), Wisconsin 53954.

NOTE: The marker is super easy to locate!

Includes the history of the cemetery, a photograph of the asylum, and a list of the 249 "paupers"  buried at the cemetery.

 Inside the cemetery.

 One of the only headstones in the cemetery . . .

At the intersection of Crawford Drive and Oak Hill Drive;
The marker is visible in the distance, to the right.

The marker is located in Wyocena, Wisconsin.

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