Cemetery Locations
 
 
Township Location Details
Andalusia Township Andalusia Cemetery 41 deg 26 min 10 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 43 min 2 sec W Long. Sec 22, Twp 17 N, R. 3 W. Two blocks south of Hwy 92 on 108th St W (County Road H) Copied 4 & 13 Sep 1974. 39 pages. Indexed
Arsenal Island Cemeteries Located on ... (originally Rock Island)

Confederate Cemetery - 41 deg 31 min 3 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 32 min 2 sec W Long.

National Cemetery - 41 deg 30 min 46 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 31 min 25 sec W Long Address & Phone: Rock Island, IL 61299, 309-782-2094

The Post Cemetery has been merged into the National Cemetery, however the Post Cemetery was physically southeast of the National Cemetery.
Blackhawk Township Hoover Family Cemetery - Dwight Mohlenbruck has gone to the court house and finds the land was in the Hoover family in the early 1800's. The land was conveyed by John & Nancy Hoover to Reuben Hoover. Then in 1851 Lorenzo Hoover bought the 40 A for $70. He apparently had it at least until 1914. 41 deg 24 min 50 sec N Lat. 90 deg 34 min 10 sec W Long. Sec 35, Twp 17 N, R. 2 W. On the corner of 106th Ave. W. and the access or service road on the west side of US-67 (South of Milan, IL.) The cemetery is 48 feet (E to W) by 50 feet (N to S.) The headstones have all been removed from this cemetery and may have been used as part of a sidewalk for the house adjoining the cemetery.
Bowling Township Chapel Grove Cemetery 41 deg 23 min 35 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 37 min 27 sec W Long. Sec 9, Twp 16 N, R 2 W On Rte 192 (127th Ave. W) on site of former McConnell's Methodist Episcopal Church (McConnell's Chapel) Copied 7 Oct 1974. 13 pages. Indexed

Woods Cemetery 41 deg 20 min 29 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 34 min 7 sec W Long. Sec 36, Twp 16 N, R 2 W. Corner of 13th St. W and 176th Ave. W. (176th Ave. is also known as Co Hwy 18 and Co Rd NN) Site of the former Grace Episcopal Church Copied 16 Oct 1974. 4 pages. Indexed.
Buffalo Prairie Township Buffalo Prairie Cemetery 41 deg 20 min 50 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 52 min 10 sec W Long. Sec 29, Twp 16 N, R 4 W 1⁄2 mi E of intersection of Co Rd. D (224th St. W) and Co. Rd. RR (183rd Ave) then 1⁄2 mi N on 217th St. W. Copied 8 Oct 1974. 31 pages. Indexed 

German Lutheran Cemetery - see - Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
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llinois City Cemetery 41 deg 24 min 3 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 53 min 50 sec W Long. Sec 7, Twp 16 N, R 4 W. From Hwy 92 go N on 238th St. W. Turn E on 120 Ave W for one block. Copied 19 Jun 1974. 43 pages. Indexed.

Illinois City Methodist Church Cemetery - 41 deg 23 min 47 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 53 min 59 sec W Long. Sec 7, Twp 16 N, R 4 W From Hwy 92 go South on 238th St. W. for 1 block. One grave. Copied 19 Jun 1974. 1 page.
 Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery 41 deg 23 min 19 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 49 min 11 sec W Long. Sec 11, Twp 16 N, R 4 W 2 mi. west of the village of Edgington on Rte 192. Jog left at curve to 182nd St. W. Copied 8 May 1974.
Canoe Creek Township Bethesda Cemetery 41 deg 36 min 17 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 11 min 53 sec W Long. On the Northwest side of Ill-2 just SW of I-88. Note: most maps, including the RI County Land Atlas and Plat Book (distributed by the RI County Farm Bureau) incorrectly show Bethesda Cemetery as being on the SW side of Old Ill. Rte. 2. Copied 19 & 26 Aug 1975. 21 pages. Indexed

Mount Moriah Cemetery (a.k.a Mount Maria Cemetery) 41 deg 37 min 17 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 12 min 2 sec W Long. 0.5 mi. North of 94th Ave on 303rd St. N. Copied Aug 1975. 14 pages. Includes Xerox cy of Original Deed.

Walker Cemetery - 41 deg 35 min 46 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 12 min 32 sec W Long. In a farm field on a knoll above (NE of) the barn at 29725 Rt. 2 N., Hillsdale, IL This is the first driveway west of Canoe Creek. Copied 26 Oct 1982 by James R. & N. Lucille Saddorie Sampson. Note: there is some question as to whether this cemetery is in Canoe Creek Township or Coe Township. The farm lies in both townships and the current owner (26 April 1997) did not know in which township the cemetery lies. The cemetery was overgrown.
Coal Valley Township Coal Valley Cemetery (est. 1871) 41 deg 26 min 19 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 27 min 54 sec W Long. Sec 26, Twp 17 N, R 1 W. Take W. 19th Ave. west from 1st Street (Coal Valley Blacktop) to W. 5th St. Take W. 5th St. north to its end (about the 1400 block) which is the entrance to the cemetery. Copied 11 Oct 1974. 44 pages. Indexed
Coe Township Allen Family Cemetery (Private) 41 deg 37 min 14 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 16 min 54 sec W Long. Sec 21, Twp 19 N, R 2 E. Turn North off Hilsdale-Port Byron Road (94th Ave. N) on to 246th St. N for 1⁄3 mile. Cemetery is visible to the east of 246th St. across a field. Stones were broken and down when read on 5 Aug 1975.

Fairfield Cemetery 41 deg 38 min 7 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 17 min 46 sec W Long. Sec 17, Twp 19 N, R 2 E. On Fairfield Rd. (115th Ave. N) & 235th St. N. 2 mi east of Rte 84. Copied 21 May 1975. 24 pages with inscriptions (incl 6 pp of lot owners). Indexed.

Hauberg Family Cemetery 41 deg 38 min 34 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 13 min 42 sec W Long. Sec 13, Twp 19 N, R 2 E 0.5 mi. E of the intersection of 122nd Ave N and 277th St. N. On a knoll at the SE corner of the Riewerts farm driveway and 122nd Ave N. Read 1974. 2 pages. Indexed. 

Jesse Dailey Cemetery Also called the Baker Cemetery 41 deg 39 min 46 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 18 min 19 sec W Long. Sec 5, Twp 19 N, R 2 E. On the east side of 228th St. N, about 1 mi. north of 129th Ave N. Data on Dailey Family. Copied 20 Oct 1975. 7 pages. Indexed.
 
Pleasant Point Cemetery 41 deg 36 min 47 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 16 min 15 sec W Long. Sec 21, Twp 19 N, R 2 E. On Hillsdale-Port Byron Rd, west of Riverdale Schools. (Originally site of Pleasant Unity Presbyterian Church.) This is an active cemetery. Copied 5 Aug 1975. 13 pages, 3 pp lot owners.
Cordova Township Cordova Township Cemetery 41 deg 40 min 39 sec N Lat. - 90 min 18 min 49 sec W Long. Sec 31, Twp 20 N, R 1 E. From IL-84 turn east on 157th Ave. (County Road-BB) Copied May 1975. 60 pages. Indexed.
Drury Township Drury Reynolds Cemetery - Aka simply Reynolds Cemetery 41 deg 21 min 58 sec N Lat. - 91 deg 0 min 29 sec W Long. Sec 19, Twp 16 N, R 5 W. Mr. Reynolds donated the land for the cemetery. From Ill-92 take 332nd St. W (New Boston Blacktop). Go 3 mi. Just before Copperas Creek Bridge, turn left. Cemetery is on curve on 316th St. W. Copied 27 Sep 1974. 43 pages. Indexed.

Essex Cemetery - 41 deg 23 min 37 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 57 min 58 sec W Long. Sec 9, Twp 16 N, R 5 W. On SW end of the Onken farm on Route 92 (120th Ave. W.) Served old Pine Bluff community. Records have been copied.
Hampton Family Cemetery - Sec 30, T 16 N, R 5 W 41 deg 21 min 43 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 00 min 53 sec W Long. Located along the New Boston - Muscatine blacktop (322nd St. W. or Co. Hwy 11 or Co. Rd. A.) It is just to the south side of Copperas Creek Bridge on the east side of the road and back up on the hill. It can be reached by entering pasture mid-way up Hampton Hill and walking about 1⁄2 mile straight to the north. Recorded by Verna DeClerck of Aledo (text donated by Lois H. Waddington) There are about 12 more or less readable stones and there may be more.

Mills Cemetery - 41 deg 21 min 51 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 57 min 08 sec W Long. Sec 22, Twp 16 N, R 5 W In timber on the Workman farm. Served old Wrayville community. Copied in 1966. Total 3 pages. Indexed.
Edgington Township Dunlap Cemetery - 41 deg 24 min 5 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 45 min 46 sec W Long. Sec 5, Twp 16 N, R 3 W. Abandoned - N. of Edgington in timber on a farm. Copied 30 Jun 1974. 6 pages. Indexed.

Edgington Cemetery 41 min 22 min 19 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 46 min 12 sec W Long. Sec 19, Twp 16, R 3 W. One mi south of Edgington on 140th St. W., turn west on 148th Ave. W. about 1⁄4 mi. Copied 1 May 1974. 34 pages. Indexed.

Hazlitt Cemetery - Sec 22, Twp 16 N, R 3 W. Abandoned On farm. Many stones missing. Copied 1 Jul 1974. Total 3 pages. Indexed.

Reynolds Cemetery 41 deg 19 min 57 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 40 min 33 sec W Long. Sec 36, Twp 16 N, R 3 W Go west on Main St. (IL-94) to Madison St. North on Madison to Edgington St. West on Edgington to Cemetery St. and north into the cemetery. Copied 6 and 13 Sep 1974. 42 pages. Indexed.

Sortore Cemetery - 41 deg 21 min 41 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 45 min 15 sec W Long. Sec 20, Twp 16 N, R 3 W. Located on a farm. Go 1 mi S. of Edgington on 140th St. W, turn east on 148th Ave. W. Go 1⁄2 mi, turn south on 132nd St. and go 3⁄4 mi. Copied 1 Jul 1974. 3 pages. Indexed
Hampton Township Hampton Township Cemeteries Office, East Moline Road, East Moline, IL 61244, 309-792-1942

For below cemeteries: Hampton Cemetery, Bowlesburg Cemetery, Homeland Cemetery, Carbon Cliff Cemetery. Linda writes: I have an address on the envelope from a response from them on Hampton Cemeteries. The letterhead reads on the actual letter: Hampton Cemetery, Bowlesburg Cemetery, Homeland Cemetery, Carbon Cliff, Cemetery. The phone number 309- 755-2944; Marcel "Bob" DeJaegher Supervisor, Hampton Township, 209 Nineteenth Street, East Moline, Illinois 61244Bowlesburg Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 30 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 24 min 53 sec W Long. Sec 8, Twp 17 N, R 1 E. On site of old Universal Church About 0.2 mi. N of John Deere Rd. on east side of 10th St., Silvis, IL. Copied 16 Jul 1975. 31 pages. Indexed

Carbon Cliff Cemetery 41 deg 29 min 40 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 23 min 32 sec W Long. Sec 33, Twp 17 N, R 1 E From IL-84 in Carbon Cliff, IL, turn west on Valley View Dr. Go about 0.1 mi. to the first left turn, Cliff Dr. The cemetery is just off the end of Cliff Dr. Copied 23 Jul 1975. Total 6 pages. Indexed.

Devinney Cemetery Sec 10, Twp 17 N, R 1 E Private. Several stones. Copied 10 Nov 1974 By 1997 all stones had been removed and a subdivision built on the site. Stones were put in a pile at one end of the subdivision. Unknown whether any remains were moved to other locations.

Edwards Cemetery est. 17 July 1847 Aka Dana Edwards Cemetery 41 deg 31 min 39 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 20 min 12 sec W Long. Sec 24, Twp 17 N, R 1 E 1.7 mi. from I-88 on 207th St. N Not a current cemetery but well cared for (viewed 4⁄26⁄97) Copied 13 Oct 1975. Total 3 pages. Indexed.

Freeland's Cemetery Sec 9, Twp 18 N, R 1 E Abandoned - in timber off Route 84 0.9 mi. west of the I-80 Mississippi River bridge. Perhaps 7 stones standing in 1997 Copied 13 Oct 1975. 2 pages.

Friedens Cemetery 41 deg 32 min 36 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 19 min 57 sec W Long. Sec 13, Twp 18 N, R 1 E. Across road from Peace Lutheran Church (formerly Frieden's Lutheran). East of I-80 on Frieden's Road off old Rtes 2 & 92.. Copied 25 Jun 1975. 7 pages. Indexed.

Greenview Memorial Gardens Cemetery 41 deg 29 min 10 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 24 min 31 sec W Long. Sec 5 & 8, Twp 17 N, R 1 E On north side of 1400 block of Colona Rd., Silvis, IL (Just west of the intersection of John Deere Rd. (IL-5) and Colona Rd.) Address & Phone: Rt 2, East Moline, 61244, 309-792-5960.
Hampton Cemetery and Hampton Township Cemetery 41 deg 33 min 9 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 24 min 22 sec W Long. Sec 17, Twp 18 N, R 1 E. 4th St. (158th St. N.) and 6th Ave., Hampton, IL Copied 28 May & 4 Jun 1975. 69 pages. Indexed Hampton Twp. Cem. 6th Addition, 1 Jan 1975, across 158th St. N from Hampton Cemetery.

Homeland Cemetery 41 deg 30 min 46 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 21 min 54 sec W Long. Sec 27, Twp 18 N, R 1 E. On County Rd.4 (Barstow Rd.) 0.8 mi. West of RR tracks at Barstow, IL Copied 25 Jun 1975. 7 pages. Indexed.
Old Hampton Catholic Cemetery Sec 17, Twp 18 N, R 1 E. Across Hubbard Rd. (starts as 8th St. in Hampton) from Hampton, IL Post Office (the P.O. located in 1997 in the 500 block of 8th St., Hampton) Abandoned, stones gone. Copied 12 Nov 1974.

Old Rapids City Cemetery May have been called Forrester Cemetery at one time. 41 deg 34 min 47 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 20 min 32 sec W Long. Sec 2, T 18 N, R 1 E. Abandoned. On hill behind a former church on 4th Ave between 12th & 13th Streets, Rapids City, IL. Building will soon (in 1997) become the town hall. Copied 19 Sep 1975. 3 pages. Indexed.

Rapids City Cemetery 41 deg 34 min 37 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 20 min 29 sec W Long. Sec 1 & 2, Twp 18 E, R 1 E. At top of hill on East side of 12th St. 0.4 mi. South of Hwy 84, Rapids City, IL Adjoins Saint Johns Cemetery. Copied 1 Nov 1975. 12 pages. Indexed.

Resthaven Cemetery. (formerly State Hospital Cemetery) 41 deg 31 min 42 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 24 min 11 sec W Long. SW Corner of County Hwy 3 (36th St.) & 4th Ave., East Moline, ILEast on Co. Hwy. 3 of the old County Farm, now Hq. District 7, IL State Highway Patrol. The Rest Haven Cemetary office is located in Silvis, IL. I don't have the exact address of the office, but I put in the location on a map finder and it came up in Silvis. Here is the Post office address and Phone #. Silvis Post Office 1001 1st Avenue, Silvis, IL 61282 (309) 792-0343.

Ruth found an article in the Rock Island Argus⁄Dispatch on Sunday, October 4, 1998 page G8 that is titled Mystery cemetery. It is the last paragraph of an article called "Digging into Q-C Cemeteries" beginning on page G1. Quoting the paragraph: "Not much is known about Resthaven, across from East Moline's Northeast Park, but it is the resting place of patients who died at the former state hospital in East Moline and who had no families to claim their remains. Resthaven is maintained by the state, and visitors are not allowed."

Saint Johns Cemetery 41 deg 34 min 34 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 20 min 27 sec W Long. Sec 1& 2, Twp 18 N, R 1 E. At top of hill on East side of 12th St. 0.4 mi. South of Hwy 84, Rapids City, IL Adjoins the Rapids City Cemetery. 20 pages. Indexed.

Yost Cemetery 41 deg 33 min 57 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 20 min 58 sec W Long. Sec 11, Twp 18 N, R 1 E. On the corner of the Van Ostien farm which can be seen to the East of I-80. Copied 13 Oct 1975. 1 page.

Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery 41 deg 33 min 11 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 22 min 00 sec W Long. Sec 15, Twp 18 N, R 1 E Next to the Zion Lutheran Church on the S. side of Hubbard Road 2.2 mi. from Hwy 84 in Hampton, IL (Hubbard Rd. begins as Golfmore Rd. in Hampton.) Copied 18 & 25 Jun 1975. 17 pages. Indexed
Moline Township Note: City of Moline Cemeteries Office, 5001 34th Ave., Moline, 61265, 309-797-0790

Riverside Cemetery (Hillside) 41 deg 30 min 28 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 29 min 31 sec W Long. Sec 33, Twp 18 N, R 1 W The part on the hillside south of 5th Avenue and west of 34th Street, Moline, IL. Records include the "Old Part" of the cemetery. Copied 6 & 27 Aug and 3 Sep 1975. 42 pages. Indexed Address listed in phone book in 1999: 3300 5th Ave, Moline IL.
 
Riverside Cemetery (Old Part) 41 deg 30 min 28 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 29 min 31 sec W Long. Sec 33, Twp 18 N, R 1 W Between 4th & 5th Ave. about a block west of 34th Street, Moline, IL.
Port Byron Township Oak Grove Cemetery 41 deg 36 min 7 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 19 min 58 sec W Long. Sec 25, Twp 19 N, R 1 E South end of Port Byron, IL along Rte 84. Copied Fall 1975. 105 pages. Index of lot owners, Newspaper clippings, plat of cemetery, history, cemetery inscriptions and Index included.

Port Byron Cemetery Also called Old Port Byron Cemetery 41 deg 36 min 29 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 19 min 55 sec W Long. Sec 25, Twp 19 N, R 1 E 2 blocks east of Rte 84 at Cherry & Walnut Streets. Copied Jul 1974. 10 pages. Indexed
Rock Island Township There are no known cemeteries in Rock Island Township.
Rural Township Beulah Rural Township Cemetery 41 deg 22 min 11 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 28 min 5 sec W Long. Sec 14, Twp 16 N, R 1 W. Corner of Rte 17 (Oak Glen Road) an County Rd. MM, Just behind the Beulah Presbyterian Church. Copied 30 Sep 1974. 19 pages. Indexed.

Homestead Cemetery 41 deg 23 min 57 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 26 min 25 sec W Long. NW 1⁄4 Sec 12, Twp 16 N, R 1 W. On grounds of the old Homestead United Presbyterian Church, 1⁄4 mi west of the Henry-RI Co. line on 120th Ave. (Sunny Hill Road) or 1-1⁄8 mi west of US-150. Copied 11 Oct 1974. 12 pages. Indexed.Rock Island County Home Cemetery 41 deg 24 min 22 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 28 min 27 sec W Long. Sec 3, Twp 16 N, R 1 W. On grounds of Oak Glen Home. Copied 14 Oct 1974. Rural Township Cemetery See Beulah Church Cemetery.

Schoening (Family) Cemetery 41 deg 19 min 47 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 32 min 57 sec W Long. Sec 31, T 16 N, R 1 W Take Co. Hwy. 18 (also known as NN or 176 Ave. W.) to 27th Street. Turn south on 27th St. and go about 2⁄3 mi to end of street. Cemetery is about 800 feet south on the left in the field. Area is posted No Trespassing in 1997.

Weiss Family Cemetery 41 deg 20 min 41 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 32 min 41 sec W Long. W 1⁄2, SW 1⁄4, Sec 30, Twp 16 N, R 1 W Property is posted No Trespassing in 1997. Five graves
South Moline Township Note: City of Moline Cemeteries Office, 5001 34th Ave., Moline, 61265, 309-797-0790

Memorial Park Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 51 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 28 min 5 sec W Long. 34th Avenue and 53rd Street, Moline, IL. Copied 1985.
Rock River View Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 38 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 29 min 46 sec W Long. 29th St. and 36th Ave., Moline, IL. Copied 30 Jul 1975. 31 pages. Indexed.

Rose Lawn Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 27 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 27 min 18 sec W Long. Corner 60th Street and 38th Ave., Moline, IL Address: 6011 38th Ave., Moline, 61265 Phone: Office: 309-764-2362, Custodian: 309-764-5021.
Saint Marys Cemetery 41 deg 30 min 34 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 27 min 25 sec W Long. 2301 3rd St., East Moline, IL 61244, 309-755-3672.
South Rock Island Township Calvary Cemetery (Old) 41 deg 28 min 48 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 34 min 31 sec W Long. On the north side of 31st Ave. east of 12th Street In back of Chippiannock Cemetery.

Calvary Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 43 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 34 min 29 sec W Long. On the south side of 31st Ave. east of 12th Street Accross 31st Ave. from the Old Calvary Cemetery Address & Phone: 2901 12th St., Rock Island, 61201, 309-788-6197.

Chippiannock Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 56 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 34 min 43 sec W Long. 12th Street & 31st Ave., Rock Island, IL Copied 1977 and 1978. 155 pages inscriptions, 1 map, 54 pages Vols VII and VIII. Address & Phone: 2901 12th St., Rock Island, 61201, 309-788-6622. D

Dickson Cemetery (aka Pioneer Cemetery) 41 deg 28 min 7 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 34 min 42 sec W Long. On east side of 14th Street between 42nd & 43rd Avenues, Rock Island, IL (Take Blackhawk Rd. to 12th St.; right on 12th to 42nd Avenue; right on 42nd to 14th St.; right on 14th and look for cemetery on your left.).

Hebrew Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 55 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 33 min 16 sec W Long. Just off 30th Street on 28th Avenue, Rock Island, IL.
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery 41 deg 29 min 9 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 33 min 53 sec W Long. 24th Ave. & 25th Street, Rock Island, IL. Copied 17 & 24 Sep 1975. 52 pages. Indexed.

Memorial Park Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 3 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 33 min 18 sec W Long. 30th Street and Blackhawk Road, Rock Island, IL. Address: 30th St. & Blackhawk Rd, Rock Island, 61201 Phone: 309-786-2525, 309-786-9777.
William Carr Cemetery 41 deg 28 min 39 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 32 min 30 sec W Long. Sec 7, Twp 17 N, R 1 W. Private Cemetery. 44th Street & 45th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. Copied 9 Sep 1974. 3 pages. Indexed
Zuma Township Mount Pleasant Cemetery 41 deg 33 min 34 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 17 min 25 sec W Long. Sec 8, Twp 18 N, R 2 E. West across the road from the current (26 April 1997) Rapids City Christian Church which was the Zuma School. 0.1 mi. N of the corner of 38th Ave. N & 230th St. N Copied 19 Aug 1975. 9 pages of inscriptions + Xerox material + plat. Indexed.

Rose Hill - Sturdivan Cemetery 41 deg 33 min 17 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 18 min 00 sec W Long. Sec 8, Twp 18 N, R 2 E 22521 Old Hwy 2 (38th Ave.) Near the Church of the Cross which used to be the Rose Hill School. Visible on a knoll when looking west from the church parking lot across the "back yard" of the next door neighbor. Copied Aug 1972. 2 pages. Indexed.

Schaefer Cemetery 41 deg 35 min 1 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 17 min 36 sec W Long. Sec 5, Twp 18 N, R 2 E On 66th Ave. N about 1 mi. east of its intersection with 230th St. N. Copied 1974. 3 pages. Indexed.

Zuma Cemetery 41 deg 34 min 30 sec N Lat. - 90 deg 16 min 7 sec W Long. Sec 4, Twp 18 N, R 2 E On 66th Ave. N about 0.1 mi. SW of its intersection with 254th St. N.
                                   

A message from Bill Burrows...

The information on this page was prepared by Bill Burrows mainly for inclusion in the world wide web site of the Blackhawk Genealogical Society, part of the U.S. Genweb project. It also can be used by researchers interested in visiting a cemetery in Rock Island County.

We started with two lists of cemeteries for Rock Island County. One, provided by Bev Francque, was prepared by the Blackhawk Genealogical Society and the other is the list of cemeteries from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS). Some cemeteries were on one list but did not appear on the other list. Many apparent inconsistencies were a matter of different names for the same cemetery. One cemetery was not on either list. To be sure of the location of each cemetery, it was necessary to find someone who had current knowledge of the cemeteries in one or more townships, or to go "cemetery hunting." Bill Burrows personally visited 45 of the 69 cemeteries listed. In upper Rock Island County, Louis and Lois Rabe of Port Byron, IL had found many of the cemeteries. Lois guided Bill to most of them. Ruth Thompson, a native of Rural Township, has knowledge of many of the cemeteries and was instrumental in helping to find many cemeteries in the southern part of the county. Dwight Mohlenbruck, who has published several books of interments and has walked many cemeteries, was helpful in locations in Drury and Buffalo Prairie townships.

The maps were made using "Precision Mapping, Streets v. 3.0.2" from Chicago Map Corp. (15419 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439, (630) 257-7616, web page is www.chicagomap.com.) Every township in the 48 contiguous United States is delineated so making separate maps for each township was easy. The database includes many landmarks and comes from the U.S. Geological Survey's GNIS. The cemeteries were placed on the maps using the latitude and longitude from GNIS and marked using Precision Mapping's tagging capability. A few cemeteries were not in the GNIS and they were located using distance from an intersection of roads. Precision mapping shows the latitude and longitude which were transferred to the written description. Then each map was saved to a *.bmp file. The *.bmp file was edited with a graphics editing program and saved as a black and white line drawing *.gif file for publication on the web pages.

Again, Thanks to Bev Francque, Dwight Mohlenbruck, Lois Rabe and Ruth Thompson for their invaluable help.