New Salem Cemetery

New Salem Cemetery

Sec. 25, Twp. 18N, Range 7W
Menard County, Illinois




Walking directions and photographs submitted by Al & Carole Martin.

Directions: New Salem State Park is located on Rte. 97 about 3 miles south of Petersburg. Follow the road into the Park to the large parking lot at the visitor's center.

Go to the South end of the lot and look for the sign pictured above. The hiking trail (shown in the next photo submitted by Carole is next to the sign. As you hike down the trail, you will come to a board walkway on your right (see Carole's photo number 3), or you can go straight. Take the walkway, it is shorter, but either way will take you to the cemetery. After you take the walkway, you will continue up the trail, past a crumbling foundation (next 3 photos) - perhaps this was the Bale house? Walk past the foundation for about 200 feet. The cemetery will be on your left. Look for the fence around the stones - shown in the last two photos above submitted by Carole.

The original transcription was done by James Toal in early 1982.

Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Info.
BALE, Abraham 1801 1853 A Preacher and twin to John Bale
(No Stone Found)
BALE, America Wife of Jacob Bale (No Stone Found)
BALE, E. L. (Edward) 1854 2 Mar 1871 47y10m9d (Son of Abraham Bale)
BALE, Ellen 4y Dau of Jacob & America Bale
BALE, Jacob Jul 1831 12 Jan 1864 33y Son of Abraham & Mary Bale
BALE, Mary Lewis Wife of Abraham Bale (No stone found)
BALE, Mary Jane 22 Aug 1848 Dau of Jacob & America Bale
BALE, Richard 4m Son of Jacob & America Bale
DUEY, Mary Jane (Bale) 1854 1882 (No stone found)
FERGUSON, Mary M. 1843 23 Sep 1844 1y3m3d Dau of L. & R.E. Ferguson

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