Davis and Deyoe Family History

The Genealogy of Lester and Eleanor Davis

 Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA


Latitude: 39.8202053897189, Longitude: -89.66341495513916

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Oak Ridge Cemetery is located on J. David Jones Parkway (State Highway 29) in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA.
Oak Ridge Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Illinois at 365 acres and is the second most visited cemetery in the United States. Home of President Abraham Lincoln's Tomb, this active cemetery's first burial was in 1858. The cemetery was officially dedicated on May 24, 1860 and it was reported that Abraham Lincoln and his wife were present at the dedication of the cemetery.
Oak Ridge is the burial home of many settlers of Springfield and Sangamon County and state and local officials. For many years the cemetery was segregated as to both color and religion so some areas tend to represent one race, religion or social status. There are several war memorials and a newly dedicated area for the Home of the Friendless residents who were buried there in the late 1800s.
Several cemeteries were closed and the remains moved to Oak Ridge over a span of many years. Those include: Hutchinson, Old City Graveyard, Avenue, Kelly, Lanterman, Lightfoot, Elliott, Dunn and Schamel cemeteries.
Oak Ridge consists of over 50 sections and 75,000 burials. The office is open 8 a.m. 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. noon on Saturdays (March through November). The staff is very helpful in providing burial locations and should be contacted for plot information when requesting a photo.
Other cemeteries that were moved to Oak Ridge Cemetery include Cotton Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; Clear Lake Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; Old High School City Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; Crowder Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; Home of the Friendless Cemetery.


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Burial place for Abraham Lincoln
Burial place for Abraham Lincoln
Interred in the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA. 
Not yet located    Abraham LINCOLN (d. 15 Apr 1865)
 
Burial place for Edward Baker Lincoln
Burial place for Edward Baker Lincoln
Interred in the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA. 
Not yet located    Edward Baker LINCOLN (d. 1 Feb 1850)
 
Burial place for Mary Ann Todd
Burial place for Mary Ann Todd
Interred in the Lincoln Tomb Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA. 
Not yet located    Mary Ann TODD (d. 16 Jul 1882)
 
Burial place for Thomas Lincoln
Burial place for Thomas Lincoln
Interred in the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA. 
Not yet located    Thomas LINCOLN (d. 1871)
 
Burial place for William Wallace Lincoln
Burial place for William Wallace Lincoln
Interred in the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA. 
Not yet located    William Wallace LINCOLN (d. 20 Feb 1862)
 

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