Oak Grove Cemetery - Manito, IL

Brief Description:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Village of Manito Illinois
Latitude / Longitude
N 40° 25.738
W 089° 46.866
EcoCache ID:
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Submitting Group:
Midwest Cental High School - Teresa Heinhorst
Date Submitted
One of three historic cemeteries in Manito. Oldest in the community which is the resting place for Civil War Veterans.
Long Description
Oak Grove Cemetery was used as a burial site before being recognized as an official cemetery. The first person to be buried there was Mary C Cox, who was only 8 years old when she died. The Cox family owned the land and gave it to the Village of Manito after burying her there. Ancestors of Manito residents today are buried there. Only five of thirty people buried there during the 1860’s were over the age of twenty. There are forty-seven veterans buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. Out of the forty-seven, there are forty-six Civil War veterans and one World War II veteran. Only family members of those buried there now may be buried in Oak Grove Cemetery today. The gravestones in the cemetery are laid out in a semicircle, all of them facing the east. It is said that when the resurrection occurs, those who rise will meet with the Savior who will come from that direction.
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