2400 Maine | Quincy, IL
Madison Park is located on eight acres at 24th & Maine Streets. It is a commemorative site for Underground Railroad Station #1. It is also a burial place for some Mormons who died while seeking asylum.
It has a shelter house with picnic tables, electricity, restrooms, a drinking fountain, Ga Ga Ball Pit, and a grill. There are also tennis courts and playground equipment located within the park. Many Park District summertime activities are held in Madison Park such as summer playgrounds, family fun in the sun, and outdoor summer concerts. This park also is the site for the Quincy Park Band concerts.
Mormon 10 Sites to See Driving Tour: Purchased in 1835, many Mormons seeking shelter in Quincy were buried here in the section known as “Strangers Ground”, with John Young (father of Brigham), being one of them. [His records read: “John YOUNG, father of Brigham YOUNG, was born 6 Mar 1763, Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, to Joseph YOUNG Sr. and Elizabeth HAYDEN. He was married to Abigail (Nabby) HOWE. He died 12 Oct 1839, Quincy, Adams, Illinois.]