Potter's Field is located one mile east of the city limits in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. It was the final resting place of a number of people who spent time at the Dunn County Asylum for the Chronic Insane or the Dunn County Poor Farm, or who died without resources to be buried. This site is dedicated to these pioneers of Dunn County and Menomonie, who though indigent, or ill, or just plain unlucky, still deserve an appropriate burial ground. A small group of volunteers has developed more convenient access to the cemetery, and is now working to provide appropriate signage on site, provide more frequent mowing and care, and identify as many burials as possible for a more complete record.
As you view this site, please know we welcome comment, suggestion, any pertinent information you may have about the cemetery or the people buried therein, and any other offers of help.
The Friends of Potter's Field is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 tax exempt organization, so all contributions in support of our work are tax deductible. We're grateful for such support.
Friends of Potter's Field
LOCATION AND ACCESS TO POTTERS FIELD
Potter's Field is located in the northeastern corner of the Dunn County Highway Shop yard. In 2022, thanks to generous donors, we were able to create a new entry from the south. Driving east on Hwys 12/29, go past the Dunn County Highway Department building to the next crossover on the highway. There is a sand mine entrance on your right. Turn left across the highway to the frontage road, and take another immediate left onto a gravel driveway, which leads to the new gates into Potters Field. The gates are closed but not locked. Feel free to open them and drive about 1,000 feet ahead to the actual cemetery. There is a small parking area adjacent to the cemetery.
When you leave, PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE--we want to keep deer out of the cemetery.
- Dunn County Potter's Field
- List of Burials
- *Lost Grave Stone Uncovered- 2013 *American Flags Placed In Honor of Potters Veterans - 2013
- Memorial Day 2015
- NEW NAMES FOUND DECEMBER 2014
- DIRT HILLS REMOVED
- 3 MORE GRAVES FOUND SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
- New Leonard Krone Headstone Set September 9, 2014
- Memorial Day 2014
- History of the Dunn County Asylum for the Chronic Insane
- History of the Dunn County Poor Farm
- Kraft State Bank Robbers Burial
- Julia Ingalls
- Photos of Potters Field
- Ways to help
- Contact Us
- Making a Donation
- Memorial & Honor Donations
- Friends of Potter's Field Membership
- Memorial Day 2016
- Andrew Karpenske Headstone
- New Page