Mount Vernon Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Mount Vernon Cemetery

Location:  Catlin Township, West of Catlin

GPS Location 40.06535 -87.7843 (link to Google Map)

Description:  The date on the sign says 1868, but some stones on the west side of the cemetery are dated in the 1840's & 50's. Cumberland Presbyterian Church once stood next to the cemetery, with the Sugar Grove School across the road.

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in May 2008. I revisted in September 2010 to take a few updated pictures & Video. In 2011, there was a cemetery care & restoration class held - and from there, there were a couple of others who have taken the project on, and have done a GREAT job in restoring many stones in this cemetery. So I have made multiple revisits to this cemetery in October 2011, November 2011, and April 2012. And I will plan to make more visits out there since there work has already raised stones in which are now pictures on this site.
Pictures #1-880 - Taken May 2008
Pictures #882-1697 - Taken October 2011
Pictures #1698-1712 - Taken November 2011
Pictures #1713-1723 - Taken September 2010
Pictures #1724-1992 - Taken April 2012
Video - Taken September 2010

Link to Pictures: 1,992 pictures (50 on a page, 40 pages)

Internment List/Picture Index:This list was made using not only the pictures I took, but a mixture of older cemetery records, older cemtery readings, and other sources I could find. [More detailed list is available at the Illiana Genelogical & Historical Society in Danville, Illinois]. I do NOT guarantee thie list to be 100% accurate or correct. Please do not copy the list & call it your own - give credit back to COAN.NET or to this website. Thanks.

[Link to Internment List]



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Carol Miller Hettle – Indianapolis IN
February 15, 2014 - 15:21
Subject: Emanuel Miller Mt. Vernon Cemtery


As someone who was born and raised in Vermilion Co., I really appreciate the work you have done--Thanks!

I found Emanuel Miller at photo # 0725. A photo beside it--# 0726-- looks like it might be a duplicate photo, or an identical marker for his wife. I cannot make out the names on the photos, but you have Emanuel and dates listed for him. I have not found his wife's place of burial. She was Elmira (Smoot) Miller. I'm not certain about her birth date, but it was ca 1848. She died on 14 Apt 1917.

Could you please let me know whose name is assigned to photo # 0726.


Carol Miller Hettle
Graduated DHS 1960

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