Main Street Cemetery

Main Street Cemetery (HM14S7)

Location: Downers Grove, IL 60515 Dupage County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 47.575', W 88° 0.621'

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A Downers Grove Historic Site

— circa 1856 —

In 1856, Samuel Curtiss donated part of his sheep pasture for use as a cemetery. He was later paid $15 for the land, money from individuals who formed a cemetery association in 1864. Nearly 100 members of Downers Grove's early families, including Israel Blackburn, a freedman, and members of the Blanchard, Curtiss and Wells families are buried here. The cemetery was used until 1939 when Emma Foster Miller was the last to be interred. It is one of the few American cemeteries located in a main business district.
HM NumberHM14S7
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Downers Grove Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:12pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 416053 N 4627277
Decimal Degrees41.79291667, -88.01035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.575', W 88° 0.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 34.50" N, 88° 0' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)630, 708
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5168-5200 Main St, Downers Grove IL 60515, US
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