Queen's Ridge Cemetery
Backstory and Context
There is not a lot of information about the cemetery other than it's location and the fact that one of our brave military men, Aaron Mainard, along with many other veterans, have been placed there as their final resting place. Aaron fought during the Civil War and he also has family buried in the cemetery along with him. Also buried there are Veterans, as well as their descendants, of most all the wars. There is also a full-blood American Indian woman who is buried here along with her descendants. In all, there are about 250 graves.
In 2005, Argus Energy applied for a permit to deep-mine in the area where the cemetery is located and said that the cemetery was in its line of fire of where they wanted to do their mining. With the help of family and friends of the ones who are buried here, Argus Energy was denied their permit by the state and could not progress in their efforts.
There is also a small church building located on the grounds of the cemetery and each year on the first Sunday in June, a church service is held in the church. Many family members have picnic lunches either near the cemetery or at Cabwaylingo State Park afterwards. This church service has been held for several years and continues to be quite an event as people travel from many states just to attend.
The cemetery has local people and family members of the deceased who take care of it. It's fairly well maintained and one can find gravesites in the links provided in this article. It is open to the public. The cemetery is located on a ridge area in Wayne County near where the lines of Lincoln/Logan/Wayne County come together. For more information on gravesites and those who are buried here, please visit the link in this entry titled "findagrave.com"