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Open up in 1866, Diamond Grove is the second oldest cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois. Many of Jacksonville's famous residents are buried here. The cemetery is open until dusk. The names and GPS is listed to find these graves. Don't forget toe visit East Cemetery of more African-American Abolitionist.


  • Joseph O. King
  • Elihu Wolcott
  • Jonathan B. Turner
  • William A. Kirby
  • William Verry
  • Henry Irving
  • Dr. Marco M. Reed
  • John Laurie Jr.
  • Thomas Melendy
  • Map of Diamond Grove

Wolcott Elihu 1784-1858 Section G 39.711, -90.252

Carter Ebenzer Jr. 1797-1860 Section G 39.711, -90.251

Kirby William A. 1805-1851 Section K 39.710, -90.252

Reed Marco M. 1801-1877 Section A2 39.710, -90.251

Verry William C. 1795-1877 Section K1 39.709, -90.252

Irving Henry 1816-1888 Section V 39.709, -90.252

Spencer David 1832-1914 Section D 39.711, -90.251 ?

Henderson Benjamin 1811-1890 (Located at East Cemetery) (to come later)

Laurie John Sr. 1787-1863 Section A 39.710, -90.251

Melendy Thomas 1789-1881 Section K 39.710, -90.252

Price Washington ? ? ? Section Unknown

King Joseph O. 1814-1887 Section E 39.712, -90.250

Turner, Jonathan B. Section K 39.710, -90.252

Spencer, Dave Section D No head stone (Former slave who was a veteran of the Civil War, head stone on order)