Hickman Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Hickman Cemetery

Location:  Catlin Township, North East of Fairmount.

GPS Location 40.07492 -87.79228 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Hickman cemetery is located on private property, and permission is needed before visiting. This was a family cemetery mostly used in the mid 1800's

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in November 2007

Link to Pictures: 108 pictures (50 on a page, 3 pages)



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There are 4 comments
Daniel Wolfe – Dayton, OH
March 19, 2014 - 16:37
Subject: Who do I contact to visit this cemetery?

I am a decendent of the Hickman/Wolfe family and I would like to visit this cemetery on a trip I am taking near this area next week. Who do I need to contact to ask for permission?

Thanks for any information.


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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois
March 19, 2014 - 17:32
Subject: Hickman Cemetery

There is a house in front of the cemetery (off of N.750 East road), in which the cemetery is on (They keep the cemetery mowed and such) - so you should just ask at the house before going back to the cemetery. When I visited, the people living there were really nice, no problems in my visit.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 29, 2013 - 20:02
Subject: Hickmans in Illinois

Although I visited many Vermilion County cemeteries with my mother, Lena Cord Pritchard and her sister, Reva Cord Cumbow, we could never find the Hickman cemetery. Delighted to see the tombstones of Sarah and Jacob, they are my great great great grandparents. I believe Jacob came to Illinois in 1830 and purchased 1000 acres of land. Unfortunately the Hickman males died young and my great grandmother, Hannah Hickman at the age of ten, wrote a poignant letter describing her mother's and her own plight, as land poor with no living male to do the farming.

Diana Hickman – Wendover NV
October 03, 2008 - 03:42
Subject: Thank you.

I have been researching my family history for years now. This collection of pictures is a Godsend and a treasure to me. I have wanted to find the Hickman cemetery and discover the family that I've been researching for so long. The pictures of Sarah and Jacob Hickman's tombstones are wonderful. They are my gggggreat-grandparents. Thank you for posting them online.

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