Krome Family Cemetery

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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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Geographic Information

Near 3138 Old Keebler Rd
Collinsville, IL
United States

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38.73467425376159, -89.98802903301112
Madison County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Glen Carbon, IL (1.0 mi.)
Maryville, IL (1.9 mi.)
Collinsville, IL (4.4 mi.)
Pontoon Beach, IL (5.0 mi.)
Mitchell, IL (5.6 mi.)
Edwardsville, IL (5.6 mi.)
Troy, IL (5.7 mi.)
Caseyville, IL (7.1 mi.)
South Roxana, IL (7.7 mi.)
Fairmont City, IL (8.2 mi.)


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  1. Patricia Wallace  |  

    Had no idea there was a cemetery around there.Had a 3 yr old son who always said “There’s ghosts around here.” when I drove across that creek. He eventually bought a house near there and I used to kid him when he was digging in the yard. 30 years later a grandson (not the child of that son) was in my car and we were playing the I See Something game, and we got to that creek he said, Grandma, I saw a ghost and it scared me!” I couldn’t wait to tell my son and when I went to his house to tell him the story, his wife, who had never heard the original story, was shocked and said her 3 year old nephew had been playing on the floor and kept turning and looking out the door and when she asked him what he saw out there he replied that there was a little girl, but when he looked at her she went away. 3 little boys can’t make up the same story- 30 years apart.

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