Massac County Genealogy and History

Cemeteries


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Sources for this data are GNIS Mapping System and the Illinois State Historical Society Tombstone Project

Cemetery Name

Other Names

Latitude

Longitude

Township Located In

Other Information

A.M.E. (Afro-American)

Bethal

    East Brooklyn From Brookport turn left from Hwy 45 onto 425N go 2/10 mi on left.

Aikins

Twiliger

371120N 0884806W Grant Cook Coal Terminal Property

Allard

  370716N 0883617W   From Brookport take Unionville Rd. to Unionville. Turn right on first dirt rd. to to the end. Cem is on right behind barn thru ditch on the hill with a metal fence around it. Only 1 stone found.

Anderson

Boaz

    Logan located at Anderson Congregational Church on Boaz Road just north of Illinois Route 169 near Karnak

Anderson

Brown or Boot Hill or Wilkins

    Metropolis  

Armstrong

  371426N 0884035W Washington From intersection 100N & 1400E go north on 1400E about 2/10 mi - 200 yards to the left.

Baggett

Hillerman Landing

    Hillerman river completely eroded away ca 1970's

Bailey Field

Bailey or Steele

    East Brooklyn At intersection 1900E & 700N go west on 700E about ¼ mi on left.

Barnes

Midway or Saint Stephens

    Washington Lutheran German Church

Barrett

  371205N 0883315W Washington Take intersection 970N & 2000E go south on 2000E to 2nd field, turn onto old abandoned road into woods. Go about 8/10 mi to a T. Turn right 1/10 mi on right.

Berry

      East/West Brooklyn Take Hwy 45 to Hwy 145. Go north to Powers Church Rd (800N) and make a right. Go about 5 miles to the T at Road 1900E, turn right. On left in fence row, up a steep bank about ½ mi. On the Berry farm (private property).

Bethel

A.M.E

370803N 0883807W East Brookport From Brookport turn left from Hwy 45 onto 425N go 2/10 mi on left.

Bigbey (Bigley?)

Morrison

371020N 0883525W Jackson At intersection 600N & 2100E go north on 2100E about 7/10 mi, left onto dirt road to the end. Has been vandalized.

Blankenship

      Jackson  

Boaz

Anderson

    Logan Located near Karnak; was a small town

Bonifield

      Grant At intersection 990N & 875E go north 3/10 mi. Located on right about ½ mi in woods. A lot of headstones are missing.

Boot Hill

Wilkins or Brown or Anderson

    Benton  

Boyd

Mathis or Washington

    Grant From Massac Gun & Bow Club on 960N go 6/10 mi and when road turns left and starts downhill there is a lane to the right. Cemetery is at the top of hill.

Brookport

Irvin

370733N? 0883416W? East/West Brooklyn  

Brookport

  370733N? 0883416W? Jackson  

Brown

Enloe

    Grant North Ave. north to Country Club left, about ½ mi on right

Brown

Anderson or Boot Hill or Wilkins

    Metropolis  

Bryan

      Washington At intersection of 1000N & 1700E go left on 1000N about 9/10 mi. In pasture behind old brick home. Damaged by cows.

Bumgardner Cemetery

  371152N 0884343W    

Bumgardner New

Davidson New

    Metropolis On North Avenue just past Massac Memorial Gardens

Bumgardner Old

Davidson

    Metropolis On North Avenue just past Massac Memorial Gardens

Burnham Cemetery

  371856N 0884750W    

Buzzard Roost

Tindall or Old Hall

    Jackson At the interseftion 825N & 1900E go eat on 825N about 4/10 mi up dirt road on left. Named after 1st Masonic Hall in Metropolis that later burned. Vandals took many stones and dropped in a cistern that was later filled with dirt and the stones not recovered.

Buzzard Roost Cemetery

  371138N 0883446W    

Cagle

Walnut Ridge or Samoth

371952N 0884707W George's Creek located near Grantsburg

Canaan

Cannon

371654N 0883837W Benton located near Pope County line on road to Temple Hill

Cannon

Canaan

    Benton located near Pope County line on road to Temple Hill

Carr Cemetery

  371906N 0884637W    

Chadwick

        located across from Waldo Church

Choat

Hughey

    Grant At intersection 975N & 825E go south on 825E about 2/10 mi on right bside the road.

Chosen Friends

I.O.O.F (1850)

    Metropolis located on North Ave. on left just pas Marberry Dr.

Clendenon Cemetery

  371859N 0884707W    

Cooper

      Washington  

Copeland (or Copland)

  371441N 0885449W Hillerman On private property. From Hillerman Store continue west to 100E, turn right and almost immediately turn left into a gated field. Up the hill behind the barn to the right.

Copley

        Private cemetery on Wilber Arnesman farm.

Crim

Sub Crim

    Grant On Cook Coal Terminal property.

Crossland (Afro-American)

Union

    Logan From Boaz turn left at Anderson Church to first road to right. This road will turn right then left. There will be a lane to cemetery on left.

Crow

      Washington At intersection 1200N & 1625E go north on 1625E about ½ mi to old dirt road on right leading to cemetery.

Curtis Cemetery

  371941N 0884832W    

Daniel, Ned

McHenry

    George's Creek At intersection 1700N & 725E go north on 725E about 3/10 miles. Located in a field in a woods on the right. Partly fenced around.

Dassing

      Jackson Coming from Brookport on Unionville Rd., to to stop sign at Unionville. Continue further on Unionville Road 1 mi. Turn left onto Kickasola Rd. Go ¼ mi and turn left into gravel lane. Cemetery is at end of the lane.

Davidson New

Bumgardner New

    Metropolis On North Avenue just past Massac Memorial Gardens

Davidson Old

Bumgardner

    Metropolis On North Avenue just past Massac Memorial Gardens

Dean

Walton

    Grant In the middle of a field.

Douglas

  371111N 0883613W Jackson Road to cemetery between section 24 and 30.

Dugger Cemetery

      Jackson Coming from Brookport on Unionville Road, go to stop sign at Unionville. Turn left at Unionville, onto Mt. Sterling Rd. Go abt ¼ mi. Turn right into gravel lane. Cemetery at end of lane.

Dye

      Washington At intersection 1700E & 1000N go south on 1700E about 3/10 mi on left. In woods behind farm house.

Emmerson

Emerson

    Washington North of Peck Cem. No tombstones left in 1992. Recorded in 1973.

English

      George's Creek At intersection 1700N & 800E go north on 800E about 200 hards on right just inside the woods.

Enloe

Brown or Leek

    Grant North Ave. north to Country Club left, about ½ mi on right

Evers

         

Farris

Old Staton

    George's Creek Across from New Columbia Masonic cemetery in the field

Faughn

        1100N &1450E, go 2/10 of a mi south - in the field

Flannery

      Benton  

Fritts

  370839N 0883106W Jackson Coming from Brookport on Unionville Rd. go to stop sign at Unionville. Turn left at onto Mt. Sterling Road. Go to 2nd intersection which is about 1 ½ mi. Turn right onto Independence Rd., Go through 1st intersection which is Kickasola Rd. Continue on Independence Rd for about ½ mi. Cemetery is on the right side of the road at top of hill about 15' from the road.

Frocklin

      Benton a long walk and hard to find. Located in woods in southeast corner of intersection 1310N & 1450E. Find drainage ditch, follow till it forks, take right fork to the top of the hill.

Garrett

      Washington  

Geneva

      George's Creek  

German Saint Johns

Saint Johns Lutheran

    West Brooklyn  

German Saint Stephens

Saint Stephens Lutheran or Midway or Barnes

    West Brooklyn  

German Second

      Metropolis In I.O.O.F. cemetery, the German section.

German Zion

Hausman

    West Brooklyn  

Golightly

Riepe

371311N 0883435W Washington Intersection of 1940E & 950E go north on 950N about 8/10 mi. Then turn right on dirt road about 9/10 mi on left. Rumored that tombstones were removed at one time.

Goodman Chapel

      George's Creek Belknap area

Grand Chain

         

Gray

      Hillerman  

Gurley

Richardson

    Benton At intersection 1250E & 1375N go west on 1350N about 1/10 mi. On right behind farm house on hilltop.

Hall

Old Hall or Tindall

    Jackson At the interseftion 825N & 1900E go eat on 825N about 4/10 mi up dirt road on left. Named after 1st Masonic Hall in Metropolis that later burned. Vandals took many stones and dropped in a cistern that was later filled with dirt and the stones not recovered.

Hausman

Zion

    Benton Metropolis

Hebron (Afro-American)

      Benton near Pope county

Helmantoler

        at intersection of Hwy 145 and Boot Hill Cemetery

Hillerman

      Hillerman  

Hillerman Landing

Baggett

    Hillerman river completely eroded away ca 1970's

Hitchcock

  371332N 0885437W Hillerman Metropolis

Hitterman

Kennedy

    Washington Hwy 145N, just past Powers Church, take the first little gravel road to the left. When you get back to a very sharp corner to the right, the cem sits right on the right. Headstones in a pile to make moving easier.

Holt

      Benton No further information.

Houghlin

      Benton No furhter information.

Howard (Afro-American)

  370641N 0883005W Jackson Has been vandalized but remains in use.

Hughey

Choat

    Grant At intersection 975N & 825E go south on 825E about 2/10 mi on right bside the road.

I.O.O.F (1850)

Chosen Friends

    Metropolis located on North Ave. on left just pas Marberry Dr.

I.O.O.F. First

      Hillerman located outside Joppa

I.O.O.F. II

Thompson

    Hillerman located in Joppa

Irvin

Brookport

    East/West Brooklyn No further information.

Jeans

      Hillerman No further information.

Johnson

        within Massac City

Johnson

  371150N 0883747W George's Creek near Belknap

Joppa

Morris

    Hillerman listed as 2 separate cemeteries in some places

Keckolie

Waddlington or Kickasola

370656N 0883123W Jackson  

Kennedy

Hitterman

371155N 0884117W Washington Hwy 145N, just pas Powers Church, take the first little gravel road to the left. When you get back to a very sharp corner to the right, the cem sits right on the right. Headstones in a pile to make moving easier.

Kickasola

Waddlington or Keckolie

    Jackson From Metropolis north on Hwy 45 go past Joppa Rd., turn left onto 850N and go over the RR tracks, make a right and go around 2 mi. This cemetery is very hard to find, you will need to stop and ask someone direction. It is to the left on a gravel road and then back off this road on the right in a field. Very overgrown.

Kidd

  370932N 0884422W Metropolis located west side of Metropolis behind the railroad tracks in a field/wood area.

Kingston

Lytton

371127N 0883937W Washington Hwy 45 to Powers Church, make a right, go abt 1 mi to top of small hill and cem is on the left.

Kirkendahl

Kuykendahl, Kirkendall?

371342N 0884948W Hillerman  

Laird

      Grant Located on Mr. Buldtman's farm behind the barn. Very overgrown.

Leach

        Hway 45 to Midway Rd. turn left go 5/10 mi. Cem is located in a pasture behind an old house on the left

Leek

Enloe or Brown

    Grant Take North Avenue north to Country Club Road. Turn left about ¼ mile on the right. Take gravel lane, cemetery is in corner of gravel lane and main road.

Liberty Ridge

  371229N 0884701W Grant near Metropolis, take Mount Mission Rd north past Franklin School, next road to the left.

Lower Salem

      Logan located near Hillerman.

Lynn

      Washington At intersection of 800N & 1750E go east on 800N about 1/10 mi on left, through a field and woods bout ½ mi.

Lytton

Kingston

    Washington Hwy 45 to Powers Church, make a right, go abt 1 mi to top of small hill and cem is on the left.

Macedonia

New Macedonia

    Grant At intersection 975N & 825E go 2/10 mi north on 825E, located on right.

Masonic

      George's Creek located just outside of New Columbia

Masonic (Afro-American)

Silver Crown

    Lincoln  

Masonic (New section)

  371011N 0884350W Metropolis located on North Avenue just past Marberry Drive on the left

Masonic Farmers

        no other information available

Masonic First (Old section)

  371859N 0884629W Metropolis located on North Avenue just past Marberry Drive on the left

Massac Memorial Gardens

  371132N 0884341W Grant Take North Avenue out of Metropolis north to Country Club Rd.

Massac Poor Farm

      Lincoln/Metropolis There are 2 cemeteries on the poor farm

Mathis

Boyd or Washington

    Grant From Massac Gun & Bow Club on 960N go 6/10 MI and when road turns left and starts downhill there is a lane to the right. Cem is the top of the hill.

May

      Benton Headstones just disappeared

McCartney

      Metropolis/Lincoln Near airport. Tombstones removed so it could be famred.

McCormick

  370850N 0883435W   At intersection of 600N & 1900E go south on 1900E to the end, turn left about 5/10 mi, way back in field in some trees.

McElva Old

Old Part of Davidson or Bumgardner

    Metropolis On North Avenue just pas Massac Memorial Gardens

McHenry

Daniel, Ned

    George's Creek  

Metropolis Memorial Gardens

      Metropolis 2824 North Ave

Midway

Barnes or Saint Stephens

    Washington Lutheran German Church

Miller

Round Springs

    Grant Take Airport Rd north for 2 stop signs. Cem on the right

Mitchell

      Washington At intersection 1200N & 1650E go north on 1650E and go to the end of the dirt road. Short was down an old abandoned Rosebud road.

Moody farmily

      Washington (2 stones)
3 mi from Metropolis north of Massac County High School. Located on private property.

Moorehead

Morehead

       

Morris

Joppa

    Hillerman listed as 2 separate cemeteries in some places

Morris (Afro-American)

      Hillerman located near Joppa

Morrison

Bigley

371024N 0883310W Jackson At intersection 600N & 2100E go north on 2100E about 7/10 mi. Left onto dirt road to the end. Has been vandalized.

Morse

  371511N 0884442W Benton At intersection 1180N & 1060E go north on 1060E about 8/10 mi. Located on hill on the right.

Mosley Cemetery

  371336N 0885432W    

Mount Pleasant (Church of Christ)

      Washington on Riepe Ridge Road

Mount Sterling (Presbyterian Church)

      Jackson Rt. 45 east to Unionville Rd, left to Unionville/2100E left go about 2 mi on left.

Mozley

      Hillerman no other information

Murray

  370939N 0883947W East/West Brooklyn Located on Hwy 45 about 5/10 mi from Hwy 145 junction on right in a small very overgrown woods. Private property; must have permission to enter.

name not known

        In Metropolis on 6th and Yasoda St.

name not known

      Grant Off of HWY 45. The cemetery is located in the woods on the back part of a farm

New Bethel Church

Shady Grove (Afro-American)

    Jackson From Brookport on Unionville Rd. turn left on 1975. Then left on first dirt road. To the end.

New Columbia

      George's Creek no further information

New Hope

      George's Creek Take North Ave. north to Round Knob, turn left and go to New Columbia, go through New Columbia and stay on that road and watch for church sign.

New Macedonia

Macedonia

    Grant At intersection 975N & 825E go 2/10 mi north on 825E, located on right.

Ninevah

  371532N 0884844W   At intersection 1375N & 446E go south on 446E about 2 mi. Located on right beside the road.

Oak Grove

Whte Oak

    Metropolis No other information.

Oak Grove (Afro-American)

      Hillerman From Metropolis go north on Hwy 45 to intersection 960N and 950E and turn left. Cross railroad tracks and make a right. Go about 1 mi and turn left at the church signs.

Oak Grove Methodist

      Grant From Metropolis take Hwy 45 to Joppa Rd and turn left. Go to the stop sign in Joppa and turn right. Go to next stop sign and turn left. Go to entrace of Electric Energy Inc and make a right on 400E. Go past Maple Grove school to the Y in the road and make a right. Go 1 mi on the left behind the church on the hill.

Oakes

      Hillerman Moved to Metropolis in 1952

Odd Fellows Cemetery

  371032N 0884341W    

Old Hall

Buzzard Roost or Tindall

    Jackson Across from New Columbia Masonic cemetery in the field.

Old Station

Farris

    George's Creek  

Old Walton

Walton

      In a field and very hard to find without help.

Peck Farm

      Washington take Powers Church Rd east to 1500E left about 1-½ to 2 mi on the right

Pell

  370840N 0883714W East Brooklyn locateed abaout 1-2 mi outside of Brookport on Pell Rd.

Poco Cemetery

  371003N 0883003W    

Point Pleasant

      Washington In the pines just before Pope Co. line. Lots of sandstone marker, only 2 headstones with writing left.

Rankin

        On river bluff about 8/10 mi north on 620E

Reed

      Washington At intersection of 700N & 1700E go north about 1 ½ mi on 1700E on right way back in the woods near a creek.

Renfrow

Renfro

    Grant from Metropolis on Hwy 45 go north turn left on 850N, go over the RR tracks to the end of the road. Cem on right at edge of road.

Richardson

Gurley

    Benton At intersection 1250E & 1375N go west on 1350N about 1/10 mi. On right behind farm house on hilltop.

Riepe

Golightly

    Washington At interestion of 1940E & 950N go north on 950N about 8/10 mi. Turn right on dirt road about 9/10 mi on left. Rumored that tombstones were removed at one time.

Round Springs

Miller

371315N 0884447W Grant Take Airport Rd north for 2 stop signs. Cem on the right

Russin

      George's Creek No trace of cemetery.

Saint Johns UCC Cemetery

      Jackson turn north on Rt 145, go abt ½ mi to Waldo Church R., turn right go 2 mi, you will see German United Church of Christ.

Saint Johns

      Washington take Rt 145 north go Round Knox Rd left to Old Marion Rd right about 2 mi on left. (Lutheran German Church)

Saint Stephens

Midway or Barnes

    Washington Take Hwy 45 east from junction with Hwy 145, go past 2 crossroads and turn left on next road to left. Unity School Road, go to the first crossroad, Pell Road, and make a left, go to end of Pell Road and cemetery is right across the road.

Saint Stephens

Midway or Barnes

    Washington Lutheran German Church

Salem Church

      Hillerman may be Lower Salem, near Joppa

Samoth

Cagle or Walnut Ridge

    George's Creek located near Grantsburg

Schuman

      East Brooklyn  

Seven Mile (Baptist Church)

      Metropolis Hwy 145 about 1 mi north of Junc. 45& 145 on left

Shady Grove (Afro-American)

New Bethel Church

    Jackson From Brookport on Unionville Road turn left on 1975. Then left on the first dirt road. Go to the end.

Sharp Farm

      Hillerman No further information.

Siloam
(Baptist Church)

Sam Smotherman
(Afro-American)

    East Brooklyn Located on Unionville Road

Silver Crown

Masonic (Afro-American)

    Lincoln  

Sneman

      Jackson At intersection 350N & 2100E go east on 350N about 5/10 mi. The cem is suppose to be in these woods.

Snider

      Jackson At intersection 350N & 2100E to east on 350N about 5/10. Go about ½ mi in the wood to the right on a hill overlooking a pond.

Starkes

      Hillerman Hillerman area. Go right on 1075N go to 150E (small gravel lane) leads to what once was Denton's Landing. Need help finding the cemetery. Only 2 stones found. In bad shape from downed trees and cattle.

Staton

      George's Creek in New Columbia

Steele

Bailey or Bailey Field

    East Brooklyn At intersection 1900E & 700N go west on 700E about ¼ mi. on left.

Stokes

      Benton Going east through Big Bay you will come to a T. Cem. is straight ahead in the woods.

Stringtown

Unionville

    Unionville  

Sub Crim

Crim

    Grant On Cook Coal Terminal property.

Summer

      Hillerman near Hillerman

Thompson

I.O.O.F. II

    Hillerman located in Joppa

Thompson

      Hillerman  

Tindall

Buzzard Roost or Old Hall

    Jackson At the interseftion 825N & 1900E go eat on 825N about 4/10 mi up dirt road on left. Named after 1st Masonic Hall in Metropolis that later burned. Vandals took many stones and dropped in a cistern that was later filled with dirt and the stones not recovered.

Toulson

      Lincol/Metropolis In the back of Fort Massac, across the wooden bridge take the hiking trail right just to the top of the hill, about 2 mi on the right.

Turner

      Grant In northeast corner of intersection 720E & 975N about ¼ mi in the wood.

Twiliger

Aikin

    Grant Cook Coal Terminal property

Union

Crossland (Afro-American)

    Logan from Boaz turn left at Anderson Church to first road to right. This road will turn right then left. There will be a lane to cemetery on the left.

Unionville

Stringtown

    Unionville no other information available may be Dugger or Mt. Sterling cemeteries

Verbeck

      Washington no other information available.

Waddlington

Kickasola or Keckolie

    Jackson  

Wallace

      Grant In field and very hard to find without help.

Walnut Ridge

Samoth or Walnut Ridge

    George's Creek located near Grantsburg

Walton

Old Walton

       

Washington

      Grant From Massac Gun & Bow Club on 960N go 6/10 mi and when road turns left and starts downhill there is a lane to the right. Cem is at top of the hill.

Washington

Mathis or Boyd

    Grant From Massac Gun & Bow Club on 960N go 6/10 MI and when road turns left and starts downhill there is a lane to the right. Cem is the top of the hill.

Westerman

  371332N 0883926W Washington Rt. 145 north to Midway Rd., right to 1500E about 2 mi on left

White Oak

Oak Grove

    Metropolis No other information available.

Wilkins

Brown or Anderson or Boot Hill

371533N 0884024W Benton  

Wilson

      George's Creek at 875E & 1600N go south on 875E about 2/10 mi on left thru woods on bluff overlooking I-24.

Woodward

      Metropolis no other info available

Woodworth

      Jackson Located bewise Virgie Mar Dassings house on the right side as you look at front of the house. Coming from Brookport on Unionville Rd., go to stop sign at Unionvilloe. Continue further on Unionville Rd, about ¼ mi. Cemetery on left side of road.

Zion

Hausman

    Benton German Church of Christ - Take Hwy 145 north to Rosebud Rd, turn left and go 2-3 mi till you see the sign to St. John's Lutheran church,turn right and go till you see a gravel pit on the right, you turn left right here on a gravel road. Cem is a little less than a mile on the right.




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