There is one grave that is open to visit: that of George Newton.
George Newton's grave marker
Like many of the early settlers, George Newton was a young man from Vermont. The local stories say that Newton was a farmhand who died along the trail on which he is now buried. A stone marker was erected, and the Newton Cemetery and single grave has been cared for ever since. George's life is short on details but his death is marked forever.
1860 Federal census: Illinois, Will County, Town of Wilmington, p 99, line 15
along Newton Trail, the cemetery is after the far stand of trees
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