Westwood Cemetery

Westwood Rd Shawneetown

Southernmost Illinois
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Explore Shawnee Forest Country!

Located between New and Old Shawneetown, travel about 2 miles on Old Rt 13 and take a little drive on the gravel roads as they wind around the beautiful hills carved out hundreds of years ago and you will come upon Westwood Cemetery. You are greeted by a beautiful iron arched gate, stone pillars and a gazebo. Westwood is peacefully beautiful and wonderfully taken care of. Near the top of Westwood is where General Thomas Posey is buried.

General Thomas Posey was the first Indiana Governor, his daughter had a home that was located on this hill, General Posey was visiting his daughter when he suddenly took ill and passed away, she then buried him in her flower garden where he lies today. You should take this drive and go out and see General Thomas Posey resting place and bring a picnic lunch to share with your family. You can sit in the gazebo and feel the nice breeze coming off the fields surrounding the cemetery, you will find a sense of peace by visiting historic Westwood Cemetery.

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