Eau Claire County Old Orchard Cemetery

Photographed May 23, 2015
Erected 2008 by 2008 by Johnson Monument Company
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
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This cemetery is the final resting place for residents of the former Eau Claire County Asylum, County Home and County Poor Farm. Although little is known about them, most residents worked on the farm, which offered them "wholesome employment."

As you walk among these unassuming gravestones, you will see that some only have names, no birth or death dates, and some are unknown. Many of the older gravestones memorialize persons who spent their entire adult lives in the County Asylum. In later years, the County has buried indigent or unknown persons here.

Although this cemetery was called by many names over the years, on December 4, 2007, the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors honored its historical significance and officially named it.
Our Gift to Honor All
Those Who Rest Here
Johnson Monument 2008

The marker is located at Old Orchard Cemetery on westbound Mesa Ridge Road, between West Ridge Drive (to the east) and White Oak Lane (to the west), Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.

Find A Grave: Asylum (aka Old Orchard) Cemetery

 View of the Eau Claire water tower from the marker location.

 The cemetery is visible to the right.

 The property is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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