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Collection provided by: Sangamon Valley Collection at Lincoln Library; Oak Ridge Cemetery; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library; and The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Established in 1856, Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, is the largest cemetery in Illinois in land area (365 acres). More than seventy thousand people are interred in this historic cemetery. With more than 2.5 million visitors each year, it is the second most-visited cemetery in the United States.

Each entry includes the name of the deceased; the date of death; age at death; cause of death; a designation of the grave location, through a combination of block, lot, range, and grave numbers; place of birth; and remarks.

 Note: The text of each volume is searchable (within the volume) by name, year of death, and cause of death.

These records were made available through the collaborative efforts of the Sangamon Valley Collection at Lincoln Library, Oak Ridge Cemetery, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

 

Digitization of this collection was developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)  grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, an Office of the Secretary of State using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act .

 

 
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