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Waukesha County Northview Cemetery is surprisingly well-maintained for an out of the way, inactive and little-visited final resting place. Bordered by the fairgrounds on the east and the County Highway Department on the west, it's the closest cemetery to my home. I likely was the only one to visit on Memorial Day.
A scenic path through the woods leads from the current huber facility on Northview Rd. to the cemetery. Mowed but not paved, the path is ideal for biking or walking.
I've written about this place before, but I thought this visit was a little different. Being Memorial Day I specifically looked for, and found, veterans' headstones. I also found someone last name of Poor, which was consequential because it's a cemetery for the poor.
I can't imagine the poor, indigent or unknown individuals buried here a hundred years ago had too many mourners at their gravesite, though I'll be visiting more often; my county garden is adjacent to the path leading to the cemetery.