Dodges [sic] Corners Cemetery

Photographed December 11, 2014
Erected 1998 by Gig Bend / Vernon Historical Society
and Waukesha County Historical Society
Town of Vernon, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
42° 51.565′ N, 88° 14.67′ W
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John Dodge, one of Vernon’s four founding fathers, settled on this land in the fall of 1836. He purchased the land from the Federal government Sept. 20, 1838. Dodge made his home here until his death Aug. 29, 1858. The cemetery was established as a small family burial ground. Later many early Vernon settlers were laid to rest here. Dodges [sic] Corners Cemetery Association ran the cemetery in its active years. It is now cared for by the Town of Vernon.
The marker is located on westbound Maple Avenue, west of its intersection with Forest Home Avenue / County Highway L, Big Bend, next to the property at S101 W24820 Maple Avenue, Wisconsin 53103.

NOTE: This marker is very difficult to locate if traveling westbound on Maple Avenue. From Center Avenue (west of the marker location), head east on Maple Avenue. You will probably notice the steps to the marker before you see the marker (see photos below). Also, there is parking alongside eastbound Maple Avenue; there is no parking available on westbound Maple Avenue.

Waukesha County Online Online Genealogy and Family History Library: Dodge's Corners Cemetery

Because of below zero temperatures at the time of my visit, I did not make the journey to the cemetery location. Click here for a photo of the cemetery from the Find-A-Grave website.

The marker is No. 31-01 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.

See also, Town of Vernon Dodges Corners Cemetery (Est. 1840), also at this location.

The pathway leading to the cemetery.

The steps leading to the pathway.

This is what's visible from eastbound Maple Avenue. The marker is not
difficult to find in December with the shrubs / trees bare;
however, it would be quite a challenge otherwise.

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