Woodlawn Cemetery, Carbondale, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 37° 43.650 W 089° 12.644
16S E 305175 N 4177881
Quick Description: An historic cemetery in Carbondale, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2007 9:36:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM1RR5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 71

Long Description:
The first memorial day service in Illinois and perhaps in the country, to honor those who had died in the Civil War, took place in Woodlawn Cemetery on April 29, 1866. The City currently maintains the Cemetery and Memorial Day services are observed each year at the site. Woodlawn Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Carbondale Register of Historic Sites. Burials are no longer allowed at Woodlawn Cemetery. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk. There are over 60 Civil War graves and 30 freed slaves as well as others buried at Woodlawn. Together there are about 150-200 graves on the site.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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