A small family cemetery is now hidden amongst the trees just off Old Keebler Road. It is all that remains of the Krome family mansion, which burned down long ago and was for decades considered to be haunted by the locals. Some enterprising explorers found leg shackles in the concrete walls of the ruined basement, leading to speculation that the house was once used as a holding pen for slaves about to be sold on the open market. Rumors began almost immediately about ghostly apparitions of slaves being seen walking at night from the ruins of the mansion down to the family cemetery.
All that remains now are the Krome family plots (Charles W., Anna, Charlotte and Charles M. Krome, and a few broken and illegible stones).
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- Near 3138 Old Keebler Rd
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- 38.73467425376159, -89.98802903301112
- Madison County, Illinois
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