Byler Cemetery Savanna Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
Proceed north from Paloma on a county road three miles to a "T" intersection, turn west and proceed approximately 1/4 of a mile. The preserve is adjacent to the road on the north.
Byler Cemetery Savanna is a high-quality savanna of the Galesburg Section of the Western Prairie-Forest Natural Division. It contains one of only several acres of high-quality savanna known to occur in this entire natural division. This picturesque savanna is perched on a gentle slope, with old tombstones standing amidst prairie grasses and wildflowers. Characteristic prairie and savanna plants include little bluestem, Indian grass, leadplant, New Jersey tea, downy sunflower, prairie willow, and shingle oak. Byler Cemetery is an early settlers cemetery that was used as a burial ground between 1847 and 1894.
Ownership: Byler Cemetery Association
Dedicated: March 1988
Size: 1 acre
Topo Map: Coatsburg 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Byler Cemetery Association, c/o Glenn D. Morton, R.R. 1, Paloma 62359; for information call the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (217/785-8686)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn