Traditional Geocache

WSQ Bad Axe Cemetery

A cache by TheBalks Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/16/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Located on a ridge in the Amish country.

St. Patrick Parish

In 1867-68, at this site, on land donated by Patrick Donohoe in 1861, early Irish immigrants built a white frame church dedicated to St. Patrick. The location was called "Bad Axe" the original name of Vernon County.

The church was dedicated in 1868, and St. Patrick parish was attached as a mission to St. Mary's at St. Mary's Ridge. Subsequently it was transferred to Sts. Peter & Paul in Pine Hollow, and later, to Sacred Heart parish in Cashton. The priests at those parishes seved as pastors of St. Patrick, and celebrated mass here monthly and on other occasions. In Aughust, 1936 the church was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

Many of the early settlers, founders of this parish, and later parishioners, are buried in the cemetery here, which was adjacent to the church.

You are looking for a matchstick holder, away from any markers. As you approach GZ beware of the barbed wire, but do not cross it.

Congrats to JMCQUILTER on the FTF
"As this is classified as a cemetery cache please note it is NOT hidden on any grave marker or site. If there is a service going on, or folks are visiting their loved ones when you arrive please be respectful and come back at a later time. Your understanding and compassion for those folks will be appreciated."

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum