GRAVEYARDS of ILLINOIS
Springfield: Oak Ridge
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Springfield's OAK RIDGE Cemetery is the second most visited cemetery in the United States, surpassed only by Arlington National Cemetery. This is for one reason: it contains the tomb of our most revered president, Abraham Lincoln. Yet Oak Ridge contains several other historical figures, including five governors of Illinois. Its hilly terrain makes it an exceptionally beautiful cemetery.

Oak Ridge Cemetery was added to graveyards.com as the first "Graveyards of Illinois" site on April 14th, 2004, the 139th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln.

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OAK RIDGE CEMETERY
SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS
Entrance Oak Ridge Abbey
Roy Bertelli, Mr. Accordion Governor John Riley Tanner
Governor John Riley Tanner
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1861-1865
President Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln
William and Edward Lincoln Thomas "Tad" Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln
 
Caretaker's Residence Oak Ridge Receiving Vault
Monuments Old Gate
Governor Shelby Moore Cullom Governor William Harrison Bissell
Governor Ninian Edwards Edward Lewis Baker
Obelisks Krous
Bishop and Mrs. Rayburn Biesenthal et al
Lincoln From Afar

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