Col. William Morrison Departed this life in 1835.
Garrison Hill Cemetery
Heroes Lie Here
The bodies of early Illinois settlers are buried in this cemetery. They were moved here from three cemeteries in Kaskaskia Village. When floods began to destroy the village in the late eighteen hundreds, concerned residents acted to transfer the remains to a safer place. According to one account 3,800 boxes, some containing entire families, were moved. The cemetery was dedicated in 1891.
In 1881, flooding caused the Mississippi to change course and pur ito the Kaskaskia River. The illage of Kaskaskia was not entirely flooded, but the cutting current would soon destroy it. By 1909, the old village had disappeared.