Springdale Cemetery is located at 3014 N. Prospect Street in Peoria. It was founded in 1854 and is the oldest and largest chartered cemetery in the state of Illinois. Springdale Cemetery encompasses 255 acres with 6 miles of road within its boundaries. There are over 70 sections and 15 private mausoleums. You can see many beautiful stone carvings, magnificent old trees, a wonderful view of the Illinois River valley and perhaps catch a glimpse of an occasional deer or bluebird. Springdale is an active cemetery with over 77,000 people buried here.
Many thanks to everyone who's involved in the maintenance/restoration of this cemetery!
All pictures of Springdale cemetery were taken by J. Crandell, unless otherwise stated.
Thank you for understanding!
Below is a list
of the sections of Springdale Cemetery.
I'd like to eventually have a webpage for each of the 76 sections,
complete with pictures and names of loved ones buried there.
It would be impossible to have a complete list, but these pages
would give you and I a perfect opportunity to honor our ancestors.
|American Legion Hill||Mount Sinai Ext.|
|Ash Hill||Mulberry Hill|
|Boulder Valley||North Division|
|Boulder Valley South||North Center|
|Chapel View||North Hill|
|The Cove||Norwood Division|
|Division A||Oak Hill|
|Fairview Lawn||Prospect Hill|
|Forrest Lawn||Prospect Hill North|
|Garden of Eternal Love||Prospect Point|
|Garden of Honor||Public lots|
|The Glen||Riverview South|
|Good Shepherd A||Rose Hill|
|Good Shepherd B||Saint Mary's Hill|
|Greenwood Terrace||Sermon on the Mount|
|Hickory Slope||Soldier's Hill (Mound Division)|
|Hickory Slope Extension||South Bluff|
|High Point||South Center|
|Last Supper||Spring Point|
|Lawn Division||Summit Range|
|Linden Bluff||Summit Range South|
|Maple Division||Sunset Terrace|
|Masonic (within Oak Ridge)||Valley of Devotion|
|Masonic Garden||Valley Ridge|
|Memories A||Vista Hill|
|Memories B||Vista Hill Annex|
|Middle Valley||Walnut Grove|
|Mount Auburn||Walnut Hill|
|Mount Hope||Washington Heights|
|Mount Prospect||Whispering Woods|
|Mount Sinai||Woodland Heights|
Below is a 1909
postcard of the carriage house on Perry Street
that was the entrance to Springdale Cemetery.
Eventually this structure will be restored.
Submitted by your Host
Any contributions, corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!
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