A one-room schoolhouse named Hennessey Hill was built near the creek west of the cemetery. It was later replaced by a frame building that sat atop a hill above the cemetery where it remains to this day. Eventually the school house closed in the 1950s as the remainder of the one room school houses in Maple Grove also closed their doors. The first burial in the cemetery was in 1875. Many of the earliest tombstones bear names that locals may find familiar as today's lakes, streets, and parks bear the names of many of the early settlers.