Hamilton Cemetery, Germania Township, Todd County, Minnesota
Today the lost and long ago cemetery is marked by a simple granite marker. The roadside marker and cemetery is located on County #24, just west of the intersection of County #24 and County #11.
This cemetery is totally abandoned and overgrown. The only clue that this was once a cemetery is the marker placed in the ditch just off the county road. I was out looking for cemeteries for my students to transcribe and read about this one, so I went looking for it. Drove by a few times and then saw the marker. We got out and checked it out, no visible tombstones, there are some large overgrown lilac bushes, perhaps once placed on a grave. The ground is uneven with lots of big stones and rocks hidden and half buried. The corn fields seem to have taken over the land.
I checked with the local historical society and this cemetery was once very large, but has been abandoned for decades.
First burial in 1885Established in 1897
and used until 1910
Final resting place of a number of
Germania Township Pioneers
This memorial erected in honor of these individualsBy the Pioneer Old Timers 1967
Earliest Burial: 1/1/1885
Latest Burial: 1/1/1910