LONG POINT CEMETERY
Long Point Cemetery is located in Wapella
Township in section 22 off road 1000E. This was the site of the Long
Point Christian Church founded in 1856. Quoting from the 1882 County
History " The first church house was built by the Christian denomination in
1856. It is a plain frame building, and situated in the little hamlet of
Zabriska, in section 22. The church is yet standing and in a fair state of
preservation, and the passer-by would conclude that it was built by the
Catholics, as the cemetery grounds are situated in the same lot close by the
The oldest stone I found was that of James M. Swearingen b. Jan. 22, 1853 d. Sept. 5, 1855. I suspect that some of the older stones are missing as the majority of the graves are dated from the 1870's up, there are only one or two left any older than that. This cemetery is well groomed and easily accessed.
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