Little is known about the history of PECK CEMETERY other
than it was started by the family of Daniel Peck, who came to this area from Ohio in 1850. The cemetery is located in the
northeast corner of Macon County and is very isolated. It cannot be seen from the road and is surrounded by an iron fence
and heavy woods.
Many have invited comparison between Peck Cemetery and Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, near Chicago, because
of the isolated setting, the vandalism and desecration of graves. . .and the reports of strange phenomena.
has a sinister and dreadful feel about it. Since the 1970's, it has been a popular place for teenagers, many of whom foolishly
damage and destroy the grave markers here. This desecration could be the cause of the haunting that is said to be taking place
It makes you wonder
about the old legends that started the use of tombstones in the first place. It was said that the heavy stone was placed over
a grave to keep the dead inside of it. When the stone is removed. . .does the spirit roam free?