Springdale Cemetery


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
Babyland North Bluff
Boulder Valley North Division
Boulder Valley South North Center
Chapel View North Hill
The Cove Norwood Division
Division A Oak Hill
Edgewood Oak Ridge
Fairview Lawn Prospect Hill
Forrest Lawn Prospect Hill North
Garden of Eternal Love Prospect Point
Garden of Honor Public lots
Gazebo Gardens Resurrection
Gethsemane Riverview North
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
Hillcrest South Hill
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
Mausoleum Valley View
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 Repose Willows
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.


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Any contributions, corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!

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