Westfield Pioneer Cemetery
Sharon, Grand Forks County, North Dakota

Date: June 15, 2001

Cemetery: No name or I will call it the Westfield Pioneer Cemetery
Established: 1885
Street: 1 1/2 miles west of County Road 16 and 1/2 mile south. It is 1/2 mile south of the Grand Forks/Steele County Line
Type: Road-public
City: Sharon North Dakota about 8 miles northeast
Township: NW 1/4 Sec 1 Westfield
County: Grand Forks
State: North Dakota
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby: It is 1/2 mile south of the Steele/Grand Forks County Line.
Location: Rural-agricultural
Land: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: Tall Prairie Grass about 2 1/2 to 3 feet high
Sign: No
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size:
Gravestones: 3 headstones
Oldest: 1885
Newest: 1898
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: No
Toppled: No
Buried: Yes
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: Cemeteries of Steele County, 1978, Red River Genealogical Society
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Apathy
Problem:
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Township
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Contacted: None

Other Information

This is a pioneer cemetery with mostly children under the age of 10. I waded through 2 1/2 to 3 feet of prarie grass to get to the graves. I do not if there is any other headstones there.

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name: Anne Braun
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