Cemeteries

Save Rock's Stones!

Rock County, Wisconsin

Many of Rock County's cemeteries are in poor shape and several are nearing extinction. Some are lost. Others are being vandalized. I have listed below some of the ones that need help. If you know of another cemetery, or have any information to add, please contact me.

Cemetery

Condition

Other Information

Bradford (Smithton) Cemetery (Bradford Twp.) very small; a few of the stones nearer the road are in good condition; there are several in the back that are among some fallen trees and are tipped over and sinking into the ground

Complete photo transcription online

[well, as complete as it can be in its condition]

Clinton Corners Cemetery (Clinton Twp.) few stones remain in their original locations; one has been dragged to the roadside; overgrown with grasses and weeds; very hard to find the stones; many are broken

Complete transcription online

[again, as complete as it can be in its condition]

Dillenbeck Cemetery (Janesville city) very small with a small, fenced in family plot; the family plot is very overgrown with shrubs and vines; the part outside of the fence is in good condition

Full photo transcription online

[again, as complete as it can be in its condition]

Happy Hollow (Gower) Cemetery (Rock Twp.) hasn't seen a lawnmower in years; several stones are sinking into the ground; others have been knocked over, broken, etc. Full photo transcription online
Jack Family Cemetery (Turtle Twp.) exact location unknown; supposedly in Sect. 33 -----
Lima Center Cemetery (Lima Twp.) in "disrepair and needs serious attention" Full transcription is online
Lyman Inman Cemetery (Rock Twp.) almost extinct since 1929; see article

Full photo transcription online

[again, as complete as it can be in its condition]

Murray Settlement Cemetery (Turtle Twp.) exact location unknown; supposedly in Sect. 24 -----
Oakwood Cemetery (Beloit city) "stones are disappearing in different fashions" ComPortOne* has some overall photos online
Mt. Olive (Sandy Sink) Cemetery (Fulton Twp.) a small, family cemetery that has seen better days The family whose ancestors are buried here have been working on restoration; full photo transcription is online
Mt. Zion (Clarke) Cemetery (Harmony Twp.) in "very sad shape" Full transcription is online
Oakwood Cemetery (Beloit city) vandlized, Novembe 2002 Beloit Daily News article*
Old Baptist (Union) Cemetery (Union Twp.) Hwy. 14, Union; long abandoned and in rough shape, currently is receiving TLC from locals; volunteers needed (contact Lori) Transcribed and online
Saberson Family Cemetery (Beloit Twp.) once on Hwy. 213, now extinct (destroyed by farming) -----
single burial (Johnstown Twp.) this stone was found leaning against a tree; don't know if this was the burial site Transcribed and online
unknown burial(s) (Porter Twp.) among some lilac bushes; as soon as the lilacs bloom, I'll be there -----
unnamed cemetery (Clinton Twp.) somewhere in a field in Sect. 2 (off of I-43 east of Summerville Rd.) -----
unnamed cemetery (Rock Twp.) possibly in Sect. 27, on Plymouth Church Rd. about 2 miles from D  

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