Peoria Public Library - Peoria, Illinois

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107 NE Monroe
Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070
1-309-497-2000

Area Cemeteries and Mausoleums

American Mausoleum
7911 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615-1813
309-691-0511
St. Joseph Cemetery
2105 N. Heading Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602-1111
Parkview Cemetery
2001 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604-3102
309-688-0733
St. Mary's Cemetery
421 N. Sterling Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604-5400
Peoria Hebrew Cemetery
2807 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604-4948
(309) 691-8064
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
3014 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603-2102
309-681-1400   map
Resurrection Cemetery
7519 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-5889
Swan Lake Memory Gardens
4601 W. Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615
309-691-2463

(The Resurrection Cemetery cemetery includes records for St. Joseph Cemetery and St. Mary's Cemetery.)

City Cemetery or The Public Graveyard

City Cemetery was located at 1312 W. Lincoln Avenue in the five acres now known as Lincoln Park. Originally named "The Public Graveyard" it was open from 1842-1886. It is the current site of the Peoria Public Library – Lincoln Branch. 
Official burial records are not located at this time but extensive research has begun to recreate the City Cemetery records.  If you have information about an ancestor that was buried there, please contact 309.497.2000 or email . 

Please check this website for information on the City Cemetery.

Springdale Exhibit

Peoria Public Library is proud to present a unique photographic exhibit of the grand Springdale Cemetery. Featured at the Main Library in May 2008, the exhibit photography is by our own Cynthia Gysin.
The exhibit is stimulating to the eye and informative as to the meaning behind the art.  Many of the carvings and engravings on monuments have specific symbolism.   Did you know that animals are often represented on burial markers? Dogs are well represented in Springdale Cemetery and are a symbol of loyalty. Lambs were used extensively on graves of children, symbolizing innocence. Birds represent one’s soul in flight back to God, or in the case of a dove, peace and purity.

 

The following information is currently available on the above mentioned cemeteries: