Oak Ridge Cemetery is an American cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. The Lincoln Tomb, where Abraham Lincoln, his wife and all but one of their children lie, is here, as are the graves of other prominent Illinois figures. Thus, it is the second-most visited cemetery in the United States, after Arlington National Cemetery. Opened in 1860, it was the third and is now the only public cemetery in Springfield, after the City Cemetery and Hutchinson.National Register of Historic Places The cemetery was designed by William Saunders in the Rural Cemetery Landscape Lawn style. The location was chosen for its topography, including rolling hills, key to this style. The many eponymous oak trees cover a ridge bordering low-lying Spring Creek, a landscape unusual in central Illinois. The newest, southwest section opened after 1945. Its design follows the Memorial Park style, in which roadways are wide enough for motor vehicles. Oak Ridge has a Korean War memorial, the World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial and the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum is adjacent.

Notable burials

*William Henry Bissell *Jacob Bunn *John Whitfield Bunn *Daniel Pope Cook *John Cook *Shelby Moore Cullom *Jesse K. Dubois *Ninian Edwards, only governor of the Illinois Territory *William Lee D. Ewing *Nellie Grant – daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant *William Herndon *Elijah Iles *William Jayne *John L. Lewis - President of the United Mine Workers from 1919 to 1960 *Abraham Lincoln – sixteenth President of the United States during the Civil War *Mary Todd Lincoln – Abraham's wife *Fleetwood Lindley – the last person to have looked upon Lincoln's face in September 1901 *Vachel Lindsay *John Alexander McClernand *Alfred Orendorff *John Carroll Power – first custodian of Lincoln's Tomb *Alexander StarneIllinois Secretary of State and Illinois Treasurer *John T. Stuart – U.S. Congressman, lawyer, law partner of Abraham Lincoln *John Riley Tanner *Arthur Harrison Wilson (Medal of Honor)


Image:Illinois Korean War Memorial.JPG|Korean War Memorial Image:Koreanil02.jpg|Close up of Korean War Memorial Image:Koreanil03.jpg|Battle of Chosin Reservoir Memorial Image:Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial.JPG|Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial Image:Vietnamil02.jpg|Vietnam War Memorial close up File:WWII IL 01.jpg|World War II Memorial Image:Wwii02.jpg|The European Theater side of the World War II Memorial Image:Lincoln's Tomb, Interior.JPG|Lincoln's Tomb
Burial room Image:Lincoln's tomb, custodian's residence.JPG|Lincoln's Tomb
Custodian's Residence Image:John Riley Tanner's tomb.JPG|Governor John Riley Tanner's tomb


External links

Illinois Ancestors
- Oak Ridge Cemetery
Oak Ridge Cemetery
- City of Springfield
Graveyards.com - photosFind a Grave
- Oak Ridge Cemetery {{National Register of Historic Places Category:Cemeteries in Illinois Category:Cemeteries on the National Register of Historic Places in Illinois Category:Monuments and memorials in Illinois Category:National Register of Historic Places in Springfield, Illinois Category:Tourist attractions in Springfield, Illinois Category:Abraham Lincoln Category:Historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Illinois Category:Rural cemeteries