Grove Cemetery has often been called the most
haunted ghost filled graveyard in the Chicago
area. With so new and timeless accounts and
many new stories of Ghosts, Spirits, The Paranormal,
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Grove / Batchelors Grove Cemetery Chicago,
haunted ghost Bachelors Grove Cemetery stories
and eerie tales and legends told about this
actual abandoned cemetery than any other place
in the Chicago.
the edge of the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve,
near the suburb of Midlothian, Illinois. This
haunted cemetery is said to be filled with
ghosts. Many Tales of Paranormal reports of
strange phenomena have been collected about
the place. but now it is abandoned and in
ruin, but still very haunted by the living
and the dead.
Grove Cemetery - Near Haunted Chicago: Said
to be the most scariest haunted cemetery in
Grove is located in the suburbs of Chicago.
It gained its name from the number of single
young men buried there during the creation
of Illionois-Michigan Canal.
was taken out of commission in the mid 1960's
but it still maintains its haunted status.
The Ghost of George Harwell Federman, and
Janet Lorraine Logan or said to be the most
seen ghost in the graveyard and that their
tombstones have been removed to keep people
from finding them. They are said to materialize
quite solid and real ... then just disappear
before your eyes. People say the ghost of
a child can be heard crying in the evening
hours violently. And that many say it's sounds
too, to real to mark off as an animal or a
Today, a section of the Cook County Forest
Preserve (at 143rd Street and Justamere Road)
bears the name Bachelors Grove in recognition
of the early history of the area. The last
remaining section of roadway known as Bachelors
Grove Road, which ran between 135th Street
and 143rd Street, was closed in December 1994.
Cook County and the Forest Preserve District
have followed through with their intended
removal of the road, and another reminder
of this piece of local history will completely
disappear in time.
Moving Headstones Haunted Cemetery
map of Bachelor's Grove was researched
and drawn in 1998 and 1999 by ghost
investigator John Cachel. The arrow
in the center, pointing northwest,
shows the movement of the Patrick
monument in 1999.graveyards.com
- Copyright 1996-2006 Matt Hucke
GROVE MAP MAP COURTESY OF JOHN CACHEL
© 2006 N.I.G.H.T. PARANORMAL
This enigmatic site has been a
thorn in the side of southwest suburban
officials since the closing of the
old Midlothian Turnpike in the 1960s,
which barred the one-acre cemetery
from vehicle traffic and simultaneously
created the most legendary lovers
lane in the metropolitan area.
Since these earliest reports of
a haunted Bachelors Grove, myriad
tales have taken root in the area's
fertile soil, which is credited
as the place of origin of a number
of popular modern American folktales;
for example, these woods are supposed
to have been the site where the
original "Hooked Maniac"
of urban legend preyed on lovelorn
victims after escaping from a mental
institution. In addition, numerous
other phantoms have joined the magic
house in haunting the grove, including
a two-headed man, a woman in white
called "The Madonna of Bachelors
Grove," ominous, darkly-hooded
figures, and a man in a yellow suit
who is reputed to appear and disappear
in a shower of sparks.
Though anywhere from 150 to 200
persons are estimated to have been
buried in this tiny enclosure, fewer
than 20 headstones remain. Fortunately,
largely owing to the efforts of
historian Brad L. Bettenhausen,
a plot map was compiled in the mid-1990s,
which was published along with background
notes in the Fall 1995 issue of
the South Suburban Genealogical
and Historical Society's journal,
Where the Trails Cross. Gathering
research from area maps, students
of Bremen High School, and members
of local historical societies, Bettenhausen
matched up burial records and plot
locations to create a picture of
the true Bachelors Grove, despite
the vandalism, missing stones, and
waist-high foliage of recent years.
The result is an intriguing tale
of settlement and growth and, sadly,
on 143rd Street in between Ridgeland
Ave and Central Ave in Midlothian,
Take I-94 West. Merge onto I-294
North. Go 7 miles and then take
the US-6 West/159th Street Exit.
After about 3 miles you will see
Cicero Avenue. Turn right onto Cicero
Avenue. Stay on Cicero Avenue for
2 miles and you will see the Midlothian
Turnpike. Turn left onto the Midlothian
Turnpike. Go for about .5 a mile
and you will see the Rubio Woods
Forest Preserve on the right side
(North). You can park there (only
from sunrise to sunset) and it's
better to park in the front of the
parking lot to shorten the walk.
After parking your car, you will
need to go directly across 143rd
Street (Midlothian Turnpike). After
crossing the street head West for
about 500 feet and you will see
a dirt/kind of paved path. Follow
that path and it will lead you right
to the front gates of the cemetery.
It's about a 5 minute walk from
your car to the cemetery.
following is an excerpt and was written by
Brad L. Bettenhausen, President of the Tinley
settlement at Batchelors Grove began as
early as the late 1820s, with larger numbers
of immigrants arriving in the 1830s and
1840s. The initial settlers were generally
American "Yankees" of English,
Irish, and Scottish descent, most of whom
came here from New York, Vermont, and
Connecticut. The second wave of settlers
arriving from Europe, primarily of Germanic
origin, began in the late 1840s and became
the predominate nationality for immigrants
to the area for better than the next fifty
of actual solid apparitions are common , and
even glowing balls of light appear in the
trees in broad daylight, unexplained audible
ghost sounds. EVP's have been recorded and
many in in the German language.
been no burials here for years . But ask any
ghost investigator where to go to find a actual
ghost or real haunting's in chicago,Bachelors
Grove will be Number 1 on their haunted Cemetery
list! Access to the cemetery is gained by
way of a narrow road,(The Cemetery is not
open to the public or appears on any haunted
Cemetery tour) many visitors, Investigators
to the area have reported seeing a phantom
ghost farmhouse that seems to appear and disappear
at random. The house is always described in
the same way, as a white house with porch
pillars, a swing and a soft light burning
in the window, but it is never reported in
the same place. As witnesses approach the
house, it always disappears. A number of completely
independent witnesses have reported the house,
not realizing that it was unnatural (until
it vanished) and all of them have pointed
to different locations when they spotted it.
The house has been reported during both daylight
hours and at night but historical files show
no record of a house ever existing here!
Favorite dumping ground for Chicago gangsters
during the years of Prohibition. A number
of bodies were said to have been found here.
Even the turnpike near Bachelor's Grove is
said to be really haunted. For a number of
years, witnesses have reported many a phantom
car that always disappear along this road.
Visitors to the cemetery are advised to go
there at their own risk.
Real Ghost Stories about Bachelor's Grove
The White Lady
(Mrs. Rogers or The Madonna of Bachelor's
The lady dressed in white is known to walk
the grounds of the cemetery during a full
moon. The deceased woman rumored to be the
White Lady is buried in the cemetery beside
her son and can sometimes be seen holding
a baby in her arms.
One of the most famous of recent sightings
of a strange ghost is of a man walking around
the area and high shrubs near a few gravestones.
What makes this account so strange is you
can only see he from the waist up it was caught
on film in a recent video and on camera. A
very real picture shows the transparent image
of a man fressed in a white shirt comfortably
standing in the woods.
Not all ghosts are confined to the cemetery,
and not all ghost are people. On the path
leading to the cemetery, a picturesque white
farmhouse appears and then quickly disappears.
Most reports of this phenomenon happened around
and his Horse
In the 1870's a farmer plowing the land near
the cemetery got too close to the famous lagoon,
proving to be a fatal mistake. The horse fell
into the water first, pulling the plow and
farmer in with him. Almost 100 years later,
two forest rangers reported seeing the same
farmer still plowing his land by the lagoon.
No substantial information can be found on
this strange apparition. The sinister background
of the famous lagoon is known for making this
ghost; the reason for its two heads is open
This site has common sightings of blue colored
lights and orbs that fly about the cemetery.
Some other accounts talk of reds comet-like
lights flying over the graves.
Some recent Drivers walking through on the
turnpike say they have seen naked or half
dressed in rags beople or so they thought
walking slowly or moving real strange. When
coming around the actual curve, they collide
with what seems to them real solid nude people.
And in a flash they are gone.
Drivers passing through on the turnpike outside
of the gravel path will come up to a sharp
curve in the road. When coming around the
curve, they collide with what seems to be
a vintage 1940's gangster car. What they learn
after the first shock has past is that there
is no damage, no pain, and no other car.
The Woman sitting
on the Grave
One of the most famous sights is the woman
sitting on a gravestone. What makes this account
so famous is that it was caught on camera
and featured in the Chicago Sun-Times. A very
real picture shows the transparent image of
a woman sitting comfortably and staring away
from the camera out into the woods.
One of the most recent EVP's at two gravestones.
is a reoccuring EVP of a infant crying loud
and long ... Several have recently captured
it on tape and digitsal recorders and video
sound tracks. The child is said to wail, scream
and gasp for breath between it's sobbing.
Grove Cemetery Ghost Stories, Photos and current
investigations posted on the internet.
of Bachelors' Grove @graveyards.com www.graveyards.com/IL/Cook/bachelors/
Grove Cemetery Many have seen it for themselves
and many have heard its legends. For some,
it is a place of happiness. Where family would
once have picnics and swim in its pond, remembering
their lost loved ones. For others, it is a
place of sorrow and amazement. Where people
see balls of light floating among them and
human forms appear, only to vanish before
To Bachelors Grove Cemetery
From the confusion as to the exact location
of Bachelors Grove cemetery, directions are
being given so that everyone can have the
privilege of seeing one of the most important
pieces of history here in Illinois. Some thought
that it was located at the Bachelors Grove
Forest Preserve at 143rd Street and Justamere
Road. Its actual location is southwest of
the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve entrance on
143rd Street, just East of Ridgeland Avenue.
The Most Haunted Place in Chicago http://www.bachelorsgrove.com/archive/maps/directions/index.htm
Grove Cemetery - graveyards.com
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. Midlothian ...
in Chicago - and one of the most haunted places
worldwide. This is Bachelor's Grove. ... Historic
Bachelor's Grove "AMC Map" gives
the location of this site in the American
Map Company's Chicagoland Six County Atlas,
an indispensible tool for locating obscure
graveyards. A code such as "2.31:L14"
means Section 2 Page 31, grid square L-14.
If followed by a '!' symbol, this indicates
that the graveyard is missing from the map
but should be at that location - fortunately,
an uncommon occurance. Locations are based
upon the year 2000 Grove Cemetery.. graveyards.com:
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Cook, Illinois
There are an incredible amount of witnesses
coming out of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. Sightings
and photographs by many serious paranormal
This photo is courtesy of Jude Huff-Felz and
was taken at Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. The
photo was taken by Mari Huff with high-speed,
infra-red film during a daylight investigation
of the site. The cemetery was empty when the
photo was taken and yet the figure of this
woman appeared on the developed print. Trouble
began for the cemetery in the 1960's, when
the road leading back to the cemetery became
a popular "lover's lane". At some
point, it was also discovered by vandals,
who left the cemetery itself is in terrible
condition, desecrated and forgotten. This
became so bad that the graveyard was officially
closed in 1965. Since that time, especially
in the 1970's, things have gotten even worse.
It is believed that satanic and occultist
groups perform ceremonies here, sometimes
leaving the ghastly remains of their rituals
behind. Vandals have left few of the graves
still standing and many tombstones have been
stolen, and sometimes returned to the grounds,
giving rise to legends that the grave stones
sometimes move by themselves. ...http://www.prairieghosts.com/bachgrov.html
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Bachelor's Grove is the most haunted cemetery
in the Chicago area. Although small and not
visually impressive, it has gained a place
of importance in local legend. What follows
is a series of photos and a retelling of some
of the stories associated with this graveyard.
Hamilton - Ghosts of the World - Bachelor's
The name of the cemetery is almost as much
the anomaly as the stories behind it. Bachelor's
Grove derives from the earliest settlers to
that area, ... Surrounding the cemetery is
a small lagoon made famous by the mobsters
who found this an ideal dumping ground of
men who crossed the mob during the Prohibition
days. Many bodies were found here on a regular
basis adding to the legendary spirits that
now haunt the waters. http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/gotw_bachelorsgrove.html
Chicago Locations Page 1
Bachelor's grove is a small abandoned cemetery
located off of the main road running through
South Suburban Cook County's Rubio Wood forest
preserve. Just prior to the closure of the
road leading to the cemetery, reports began
to surface of unusual activity occurring there,
possibly connected with the grave desecrations,
body dumpings, and other irreverent acts the
site has been witness to. Today, the cemetery
is considered by many to be among the most
haunted in the country, with reports of various
sightings and experiences tallying into the
hundreds. Some of the experiences of the members
of Haunted Chicago include feelings of being
cramped or crowded, feelings of being watched
or followed, very loud metallic contact noises
coming from the chain link fence surrounding
the cemetery, as well as various pictures
and sightings. Common sights include bright
darting lights that can be seen through night
vision. A glimpse of a large black dog that
quickly disappeared was obtained by Andrew,
and a single dog bark was heard by several
members at one point that could not have come
from any surrounding areas. We have also detected
cold spots frequently, areas on 60° F
day dropping as low as 12°F ....http://www.hauntedchicago.com/location1.htm
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Eddie Kendricks, Sun Ra.
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Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery - Hank Williams
Old Catholic Cemetery, Mobile
Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery, Mobile
Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn
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Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury, and Tom McLaury.
Greenwood Memory Lawn (Phoenix, Arizona) -
Mesa Cemetery (Mesa, Arizona) - Waylon Jennings,
and Ernesto Miranda.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix,
Paradise Memorial Gardens (Scottsdale, Arizona)
- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park (Phoenix,
Arizona) - Darrell Duppa, and King Woolsey.
Railroad Park (Willcox, Arizona) - Rex Allen
and his horse, KoKo.
Wittmann Cemetery (Wittmann, Arizona)
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - known
as Westminster Abbey of Arkansas;
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles;
Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles;
Centerville Pioneer Cemetery, Fremont;
Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles;
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma is the burial
site of William Randolph Hearst and other
members of the Hearst family plus prominent
citizens from the San Francisco area.
Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, Mission Hills,
El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California.
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland - Final resting
place of Black Panther co-founder Huey P.
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City);
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los
Angeles - resting place for Stan Laurel, Buster
Keaton, Charles Laughton, Marty Feldman, Lee
van Cleef, Telly Savalas, Liberace, Andy Gibb,
Ricky Nelson, Bette Davis; Lucille Ball was
originally interred here, but her remains
were relocated to Jamestown, New York in 2002.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale
- satirized in Evelyn Waugh's novel, The Loved
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma,
San Diego County, California.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos - Final
resting place of historian Iris Chang.
Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale
- Edna Purviance, Chill Wills, Leo G. Carroll.
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.
Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma (known as
the "City of the Dead"), burial
place of Wyatt Earp;
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City
- Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Milton Berle are
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los
Angeles - burial place of Mel Blanc, Rudolph
Valentino, Bugsy Siegel, John Huston and the
Chandler family of Los Angeles Times fame.
Jayne Mansfield and Johnny Ramone have cenotaphs.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, (suburb of San
Francisco) - Joe DiMaggio, California Governor
Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, San Francisco Mayor
George Moscone, Bank of America founder, A.P.
Giannini, musician Vince Guaraldi, and Abigail
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City - Bing Crosby,
Lawrence Welk, Sharon Tate, and Bela Lugosi
are among the Holy Cross residents.
Home of Peace Cemetery, East Los Angeles -
two of the Three Stooges were interred here;
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood;
Los Angeles National Cemetery, West Los Angeles;
Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood
Hills, Los Angeles;
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, California
is the burial site of Bessie Barriscale, Howard
C. Hickman Ernie Nevers, and Diane Marie Antonia
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland - burial place
of many important people from Californian
(and American) history, including Elizabeth
Short, Henry Kaiser, Julia Morgan, and 3 California
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth,
Old City Cemetery (also known as Sacramento
Historic Cemetery), Sacramento
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside
Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier - the largest
cemetery in the world; resting place of Alvin
Ailey, Jr., Haing S. Ngor and others.
San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills,
Stanford Mausoleum, Stanford University -
Leland Stanford, Jr., and his parents Leland
Stanford and Jane Stanford.
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood,
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood,
Los Angeles - Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa,
Billy Wilder, Natalie Wood;
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica;
All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven;
Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven;
Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport;
District of Columbia
Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Holy Rood Cemetery, (on the grounds of Georgetown
University), Washington, D.C.
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Washington,
Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.
Limona Cemetery, Brandon
Geneva Cemetery, Geneva is where Lewis Paine,
a/k/a Lewis Thornton Powell, co-conspirator
in the assassination of President Abraham
Lincoln, is buried.
Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL
Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, made famous
by the Bird Girl sculpture featured on the
cover of the book, and in the movie of, Midnight
in the Garden of Good and Evil;
Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park - Final
resting place of Whitman Mayo (actor who played
Grady Wilson on the 1970s hit sitcom "Sanford
Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta - Final resting
place of Theodore "Tiger" Flowers
(first African-American middle-weight boxing
champion) and Rev. Hosea L. Williams (civil
rights leader who worked with Martin Luther
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent
Social Change, Atlanta - Final resting place
of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
Morehouse College, Atlanta - Final resting
place of Dr. John Hope (President of Atlanta
University) and wife, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
(President of Morehouse College and mentor
to Martin Luther King, Jr.) and wife Sadie
Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, is where Margaret
Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, Maynard
H. Jackson (first black mayor of Atlanta),
Bobby Jones (famed golfer) are buried. It
is also known for its Victorian memorials
to the Confederate cause and Confederate dead.
Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, is where numerous
Georgia politicians, Confederate soldiers,
University of Georgia (UGA) presidents and
other notable UGA and Athens people are buried.
Dean Rusk, former United States Secretary
of State, and Ricky Wilson, guitarist in the
rock band The B-52's, are buried in this cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, is where Allman
Brothers Band guitarist Duane Allman and bassist
Berry Oakley are buried.
South-View Cemetery, Atlanta- Final resting
place of Alonzo F. Herndon (Atlanta's first
black millionaire), Rev. Martin Luther King,
Sr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (mother
and father of Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Westview Cemetery, Atlanta- Largest Cemetery
in Southeastern United States. Final resting
place of Henry W. Grady, Joel Chandler Harris
(Author), Asa Candler(businessman) and Rev.
Dr. Corneilus L. Henderson (United Methodist
St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta. The
final resting place of both JonBenet Ramsey
and Patsy Ramsey.
Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane‘ohe,
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official state veterans
cemetery for those who served in the United
States Armed Forces
Honolulu Catholic Cemetery, 839A South King
Street, Honolulu. Notable persons interred
here include the Roman Catholic bishops of
the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands,
as well as other famous persons such as Congressional
delegate Robert Wilcox and Tahitian princess
Eugénie Ninito Sumner.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific,
Punchbowl, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official
United States Armed Forces cemetery comparable
to Arlington National Cemetery, final resting
place of Spanish-American War, World War I,
World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and
Gulf War dead. Also interred are the former
Governors of Hawai‘i, influential American
statesmen, Challenger disaster victims, among
Royal Masoleum at Mauna‘ala, Nu‘uanu,
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, official resting
place of the Kamehameha and Kalakaua dynasties
who reigned over the Kingdom of Hawai‘i
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu,
Hawai‘i, official resting place of those
killed during the attack on Honolulu on 7
Valley of the Temples, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu,
Hawai‘i, home of the Byodo-In Temple
and final resting place of Walter F. Dillingham.
Former Philippines dictator President Ferdinand
E. Marcos was also entombed here for a brief
period, and his mausoleum was open to public
visitation, until his body was returned to
the Philippines where it remains until today
on permanent display in a shrine specially
built for him in the family's home province
of Ilocos Norte.
Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho - Burial
place of Ernest Hemingway
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - a small, abandoned
and reportedly haunted cemetery.
Graceland Cemetery - resting place of many
members of Chicago's architectural, political,
and industrial elite. Marshall Field, Cyrus
McCormick, Carter Harrison, Potter Palmer,
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan,
and Daniel Burnham are a few famous people
Mount Carmel Cemetery - the final resting
place of several Bishops and Archbishops of
Chicago, as well as organized crime figures
such as Al Capone. The cemetery is located
just west of Chicago in Hillside, Illinois.
Rosehill Cemetery - Julius Rosenwald, Oscar
Meyer and others.
Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago - burial site
for Enrico Fermi, Cap Anson, Jesse Owens and
Westlawn Cemetery - Jack Ruby, Abe Saperstein.
Burr Oak Cemetery and Restvale Cemetery, Alsip
(near Chicago) - are the final resting places
for many prominent African-American musicians
and other personalities including Muddy Waters,
Dinah Washington, Candy Jim Taylor, Ezzard
Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Listed
on the cemetery National Registry in 1994.
Memorials created by significant artists,
including Alexander Stirling Calder and Paul
Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington - resting
place of former Vice President of the United
States Adlai E. Stevenson I, former U.S. Ambassdor
to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson II,
and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David
Davis, among others.
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield - resting
place of former President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln, and members of his family,
as well as notable state of Illinois politicians.
German Waldheim Cemetery - Including several
anarchists and socialists, including the Haymarket
Martyrs, Emma Goldman, and others.
Jewish Waldheim Cemetery
Showmen's Rest - circus performers
Maplewood Cemetery Rantoul Holy Sepulchre
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis - third
largest cemetery in the United States (by
area) and burial place of John Dillinger,
Charles Fairbanks, Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling,
President Benjamin Harrison, James Whitcomb
Riley, eleven Indiana Governors and fourteen
Flanner and Buchanan, with 5 locations.
Heady Lane Cemetery, Fishers, Indiana-small
cemetery which dates back to the early 1800s
and has many members of the Heady family in
Park Cemetery, Fairmount - burial place of
Beech Grove Cemetery Orange County, Indiana.
Very Large, originally a Quaker Cemetery
Hunt Cemetery Orange County, Indiana
Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. One of the main
cemeteries for people living in the Dubuque
area. Originally it was the cemetery for the
city's Protestants, but now it serves people
of all faiths. A number of prominent Iowans
are buried at the cemetery.
Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City- burial place
of cartoonist, Jay Darling and of notable
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery
was originally the main burial location for
the German Catholics of Dubuque. It is presently
one of the two main Catholic cemeteries in
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery,
along with Mount Calvary Cemetery, is one
of two main Catholic cemeteries in Dubuque.
Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport. Burial place
of jazz legend, Bix Beiderbecke.
Oakland Cemetery, Centerville. This cemetery
is the city owned cemetery for Centerville
and is the burial place of former Governor
of Iowa, Francis M. Drake.
Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City. This cemetery
is home to the Black Angel, a burial monument
surrounded by mystery and superstition.
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Earling.
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Founded in 1862. Burial place of Civil War
and Indian War veterans, including eight Medal
of Honor recipients, and the Fort and town's
namesake, Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth.
Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan. The first cemetery
in Manhattan, founded in 1860. It is the burial
place of the fourth Governor of Kansas Nehemiah
Green, Earl Woods, scientist Samuel Wendell
Williston, anthropologist Solon Toothaker
Kimball, and other local notables, including
one Medal of Honor recipient.
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville
- burial place of President Zachary Taylor.
Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, Louisville
- burial place of Colonel Sanders.
Moffitt Cemetery, Milton - a part of the film
Some Came Running, starring Frank Sinatra,
Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, was shot
on location here.
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington - established
1849. Burial place of Henry Clay, John Hunt
Morgan, and John Cabell Breckinridge.
Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans - grandest
of the city's cemeteries, it is the burial
site of notables such as Al Hirt, P.G.T. Beauregard
and others. Because of the high water table
(parts of the city are below sea level), graves
in New Orleans cemeteries are above ground.
St. Louis Cemetery #1,#2,#3, New Orleans -
burial place of Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen
of New Orleans, and many notable pirates and
First Parish Cemetery, York
Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring - Mattie
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting
place of Samuel Arnold, John Wilkes Booth,
Allen Dulles, Johns Hopkins, Benjamin Chew
Howard, Joseph E. Johnston, Sidney Lanier,
and many other important Marylanders
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland
Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting
place of Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Frederick
William Nicholls Crouch, H. L. Mencken, Ottmar
Mergenthaler, Mary Pickersgill, and many other
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick - Barbara
Fritchie, Francis Scott Key
Old Saint Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore - Lewis
Armistead, George Atzerodt, Samuel Chase,
John Eager Howard, and many other important
United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rockville - F Scott
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Baltimore
- James McHenry, Edgar Allan Poe, and many
other important Marylanders.
U.S. National Cemetery
Assonet Burying Ground, Assonet - burial site
of John M. Deane, Civil War era Medal of Honor
Copp's Hill, Boston - 17th century
Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, garden
cemetery, founded 1848.
Granary Burying Ground, Boston - 17th century
Greek Theology School of Boston, Iakovos,
Archbishop of America.
Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline - Joseph P. Kennedy,
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (first resting place
of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, later reinterred
at Arlington National Cemetery)
King's Chapel, Boston - 17th century
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, first garden
cemetery, picturesque landscaping; bird, plant,
and tree sanctuary, featured in The Thomas
Crown Affair (1968).
Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, founded
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord - Henry David
Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott - Burial site
of Anthony M. Pizzi and Lydia T. Pizzi
All Saints Cemetery, Waterford
Eden Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, burial
place of Lewis Cass, Zachariah Chandler, Coleman
Young, and many other notable people, especially
from the 19th century.
Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon
Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan
Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan
Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Township
Hawley Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield
Knapp Cemetery, Northville
Lakeside Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan
Leek Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt, Michigan
Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Michigan
Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit
Norton Cemetery, Norton Shores
Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon
Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna
Restlawn Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township
Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville
St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights
St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Claybanks Township,
Oceana County, Michigan
Thayer Cemetery, Northville
Waterford Cemetery, Northville
White Chapel Cemetery, Troy
William Ganong Cemetery, Westland
Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit
Yerkes Cemetery, Northville
Pine Grove Cemetery, Millington. Final resting
place of Kayla Rolland.
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
burial place of Orville Freeman, Hubert Humphrey,
Muriel Humphrey, Frank C. Mars, Karl Mueller,
Floyd B. Olson, Rudy Perpich, John S. Pillsbury,
Tiny Tim, Paul Wellstone, and many other prominent
Minnesotans involved in it's founding and
Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries, St.
Louis, are the final resting place for William
Burroughs, Sara Teasdale, Tennessee Williams,
Kate Chopin, William Clark and others.
Prospect Hill Cemetery in North Omaha, Nebraska
is the pioneer cemetery of Omaha, Nebraska,
and is home to almost all of Omaha's founding
fathers and mothers.
Merrill Cemetery, Manchester - "Commodore"
George Washington Morrison Nutt, promoted
by P.T. Barnum.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester - Composer
Horace Johnson, Governor Person Colby Cheney
Valley Cemetery, Manchester - 20-acre garden
cemetery, founded 1841, final resting place
for many New Hampshire congressmen, U.S. Senators,
governors and Manchester's mayors.
Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey -
burial place of General George B. McClellan.
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands -- President
Chester A. Arthur
Bayside Acacia Cemetery, Bayside, Queens
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens;
Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne
- Babe Ruth, James Cagney, Anna Held, and
Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn
Cold Springs Cemetery, near Carlisle Gardens,
Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn
Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn
Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale - Joan Crawford,
Judy Garland, Malcolm X, Aaliyah, and others;
Flushing Cemetery, Queens - Louis Armstrong
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo - Millard Fillmore,
Rick James, Red Jacket
Forest Park Cemetery, Brunswick -- a famous
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westchester County,
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery,
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - Samuel Morse,
William March "Boss" Tweed, F.A.O.
Schwarz and Jean-Michel Basquiat are among
the burials here;
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla - Ayn Rand, Tommy
Dorsey, Lou Gehrig and other personalities
are interred here
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village,
Machpelah Cemetery, Queens - Harry Houdini
is interred here.
The Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp on Staten
Island is the final resting place for several
members of the Vanderbilt family.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester - Susan B.
Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Lewis Henry Morgan,
John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb, Frank E.
Gannett, Hiram Sibley, Dr. Hartwell Carver,
Myron Holley, George B. Selden, and many more.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens
New York Marble Cemetery, East Village, Manhattan
is the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in New
Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy - Samuel Wilson aka
Saint Anthony's Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn
Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale - Interred
here are Peter J. Brennan, Clarence Williams,
Vitas Gerulaitis, and others.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow - Washington
Irving, Elizabeth Arden, Walter Chrysler,
William Rockefeller, Samuel Gompers, Andrew
Carnegie, are among notables buried here.
Cemetery named by Washington Irving.
Trinity Churchyard, New York City - Astor
family members; Blair family members
Witmer Road Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York
Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx - Duke Ellington,
Herman Melville, and Joseph Pulitzer are among
those buried at this Woodlawn.
Union cemetery,Fort Edward final resting place
Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill
Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington.
New Bern National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery
Salisbury National Cemetery
Wilmington National Cemetery
Brock Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio - Annie Oakley
Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus - William Dennison,
Jim Rhodes, Eddie Rickenbacker, and James
Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland - burial site
for President James A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller,
Eliot Ness and others.
Mansfield Catholic Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio.
Famous architect F.F. Schnitzer buried here.
Rose Hill Cemetery in Massillon, Ohio - Paul
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cincinnati,
Ohio - largest non-profit private (second
largest overall) cemetery in the United States
(725+ acres) - Bob Braun, Salmon P. Chase,
and Levi Coffin.
Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio - Moses Fleetwood
Walker, Dave Thomas, Woody Hayes.
Woodland Cemetery, Dayton - gravesites of
Wilbur and Orville Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar,
Erma Bombeck and others.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo - gravesites of
Samuel M. Jones, Edward Drummond Libbey, Morrison
Waite and others.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK - burial
site for comedian Sam Kinison, controversial
religious figure Susan Alamo, major league
baseball player Carl Morton, religious figure
Evelyn Roberts and musician Bob Wills.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK
- burial site for noted aviator Wiley Post
Ross Cemetery, Park Hill, OK - burial site
for many noted Cherokee leaders including
that of Cherokee chief John Ross.
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville
neighborhood) - Stephen Foster, Josh Gibson,
and other notable personalities from the Pittsburgh
Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia
- Burial site of Benjamin Franklin and four
other signers of the Declaration of Independence.
East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Easton Cemetery, Easton-Burial site of George
Taylor a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl - burial place
of Jayne Mansfield.
Gettysburg National Cemetery, at the dedication
of which in November, 1863 President Abraham
Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address
Greenwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- August Wilson and other African-American
notable personalities from the Pittsburgh
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, garden
cemetery founded 1836.
Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, oldest
Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia; founded 1738.
Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia)
Mount Peace Cemetery , Philadelphia, also
known as Odd Fellows Cemetery - George Lippard
Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville--Cemetery
for the Diocese of Allentown (Lehigh Valley).
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery,
Pittsburgh - Burial site of Andy Warhol
Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport--one of the
largest in the Eastern United States
North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island,
oldest cemetery in Providence, many notable
Rhode Islanders are buried here.
Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island,
established in 1846 on a 60-acre tract of
land bordering the Neck Road and extending
easterly to the shore of the Seekonk River.
Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis
De Smet Cemetery, De Smet- burial place of
members of the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis
Hot Springs National Cemetery, Hot Springs
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood- burial place
of Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth
Saint John Cemetery, Beresford- burial place
of United States Senator, William J. Bulow.
Nashville & area:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens,
Goodlettsville has a "Music Row"
where a number of country music personalities
are interred, including Lefty Frizzell;
Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville
- burial site for Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley,
and other country music stars;
Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville - Roy Acuff,
Hank Snow and other country music personalities;
Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville
- burial site for a number of country music
personalities, including Otis Blackwell, Webb
Pierce, and Johnny PayCheck;
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Nashville) - burials
include a significant number of politicians
and country music stars
Memphis & area:
Graceland, Memphis - burial
place of Elvis Presley;
Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis - burials
include Shawn Lane, Sam Phillips and Charlie
Hawley Cemetery, located in Matagorda County
- beautifully maintained, contains the burial
place of Abel Head "SHANGHAI"
Pierce, early Cattleman.
Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas -
burial place of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rock &
Blues musician and J.D. Tippit, Dallas police
officer allegedly killed by Lee Harvey Oswald
on the day of the Kennedy assassination.
Meadowlawn Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas
- senior citizens and civil rights activist
Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery,
Dallas - cosmetics tycoon Mary Kay Ash, baseball
great Mickey Mantle and Academy Award winning
actress Greer Garson, among others.
Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas - burial
place of many prominent Texans and their spouses.
BabyHead Cemetery, Llano, Texas
Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vermont
Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. military
cemetery established during the American Civil
War on the grounds of Robert E. Lee's plantation
at Arlington House across the Potomac River
from Washington, D.C. in Arlington.
Hollywood Cemetery, located in Richmond -
a large, hilly burial place of two US presidents,
the only president of the Confederacy, and
many soldiers from the American Civil War.
Alexandria National Cemetery (VA), in Old
Town Alexandria, Virginia, is a dense and
sprawling necropolis dating back to the US
National Memorial Park / King David Memorial
Gardens; Falls Church, Virginia.
Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia;
burial site of the Confederacy during the
Cival War. There are also burial sites predating
the American Revolution.
Calvary Cemetery, located in the Ravenna/Bryant
neighborhood of Seattle.
Lake View Cemetery, one of Seattle's first
cemeteries contains many local dignitaries
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is
on land adjacent to the Lake View Cemetery
and contains the graves of many who served
in the U.S Civil War.
Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee
Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee