Forest Park Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Forest Park Cemetery

Location:  Georgetown Township, east side of Georgetown

GPS Location39.97377 -87.62307 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Forest Park Cemetery is adjacent to Georgetown Cemetery, with no separation between the two cemeteries. Forest Park is on the south-east side, with it's own separate entrance. (Map of the the borders of the 2 cemeteries below)

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in June 2008

Link to Pictures: 503 pictures (50 on a page, 11 pages)

 



 


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Dawn – Virginia
July 19, 2013 - 13:02
Subject: The memorial park

Zenis Emory was my great-grandfather, my father's grandfather. I grew up playing in the cemetery when I was very young, climbing around on the Lord's prayer and Psalm 23 Bible Page. Later as a teenager I helped to cut the grass. My parents eventually inherited it and it was passed to me as a holder. It was sold when they moved to Tennessee. I still love to look into the eyes of the Jesus statue, they are powerful if you stare into them for some time. I was told it did come from Italy.

I will visit when my husband and I return to Danville to visit his parents.

I have both sets of grandparents buried there. Zenis Emory, his wife, Rosa, and some of her relatives are buried on the edge of Forest Park, but they are on the border in the Georgetown Cemetery, behind a few cedar? trees on the left side as you drive in. There is also an uncle of mine that I never met, he was the eldest son of three and was killed by a motorcycle at 6 yrs of age. His name was Michael Warren. The Emory's, Cooks, Michael, and the Duffs (Rosa's parents) are buried in the same plot area. My grandparents, Robert and Lois Warren are buried not far from them inside Forest Park.

Cool map. Some of the unused ground of the cemetery was sold in the 1990's to Georgetown Cemetery, since they were running out of . I am not certain what part still belongs to Forest Park.

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