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Mound Grove Cemetery

Kankakee

Mound Grove Gardens of Memory is Kankakee's premier historic cemetery. It is located on the north side of the city of Kankakee, adjacent to St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

The cmetery began in 1858, only four years after the founding of the city of Kankakee itself, operated by the Associates Land Company. Local business leaders soon wished to take the cemetery out of private hands, and it was purchased by a newly formed non-profit consortium in February 1879. Later that same year, the Mound Grove Cemetery Association of Kankakee City received its corporate charter. William G. Swannell, one of the incorporators, was elected the cemetery's first president in 1882.1

Special thanks to cemetery manager Dan Hays for showing me the points of interest in Mound Grove.

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Mound Grove

Main Entrance

inside the gate

Office

Newspaper in office

Old Entrance (drawing)

Receiving Vault

Receiving Vault

Adam Stofferan

Adam Stofferan

Talmadge

road

Groenewoud

lone shaft

Keller

Obelisk group

General Thomas Donovan

McLean

floating ledger

William and Maria Tulloh

two mausolea

Rantz

Frank Enos

Haight-Buell headstones

Radeke

Babyland

Blain Mausoleum

Krueger

Blain Mausoleum

Cook Mausoleum

Blain and Cook

Seyfarth et al

Lillian Dwight

John Umbach

Col Haswell Clarke

Governor Lennington Small

Lennington Small

Hickox

lamb

Knight

Frederick Swannell

Conrad Mausoleum

Paquin

between cemeteries

St. Rose Catholic Cemetery

Conrad Platt Milk mausoleum

Conrad Platt Milk mausoleum

Grand Army of the Republic

Obelisk on cubes

Dickey

Emory and Isabel Cobb

W. F. Mang

Hanna and Wheeler

Congressman Hamilton Kinkaid Wheeler

Kenaga

Arthur Miller, Woodsman

Harry Laroche

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Garden

Mound Grove Sign

Resurrection

Behind mausoleum

Obelisk and tree line

Community Mausoleum

Garden of Remembrance
1. : Kankakee's First Public Service Corporation. (1951)
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