Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois: A Memorial Tribute

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St. Clair County Genealogical
Society (SCCGS)

Helping genealogists discover their Illinois roots since 1977

The first county in Illinois, created in 1790 while still part of the Northwest Territory

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General Information for Volunteers

All Lot Card transcriptions are complete and online except the earliest burials for the 1850s-1870s. Read FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Users may link to this Website and copy information for private use, but may not upload or repost the data or images to other Websites without the expressed written permission of the St. Clair County (Illinois) Genealogical Society (address below).

How Lot Cards Were Transcribed

Two persons in one grave.

Extra information like the age.

A blurred or unreadable letter.

Empty graves.

Reserved graves.

Maiden names.

Burials with question marks by the name.

Names or dates that are crossed out but readable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may participate in this Lot Card and Headstone photograph project?

Is my family/ancestor in Walnut Hill Cemetery? What indexes are available?

Where are the original Lot Cards stored?

Where is Walnut Hill Cemetery located?

How many people are buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery?

Why is there no headstone for someone buried on the Lot? Erecting new monuments.

How do I join, thank, or donate to the SCCGS?

Will obituaries or biographies of those buried at Walnut Hill be added to the Project data?

How can I find out more about my ancestor?

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Who may participate in this Lot Card and Headstone photograph project?Back
Though open to the public, the photograph project was suspended in 2014 for lack of volunteers.

Is my family/ancestor in Walnut Hill Cemetery? What indexes are available?Back

Where are the original Lot Cards?Back

Where is Walnut Hill Cemetery located? Back
The cemetery is located at 1101 Mascoutah Avenue, Belleville, Illinois. The business office is located at City Hall. Phone (618) 233-6810, or write the office at Walnut Hill Cemetery, c/o 101 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62220.

How many people are buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery? Back
As of February 2008, nearly 32,000 people were interred in the cemetery.

Why is there no headstone for someone buried on the Lot? Erecting new monuments. Back
A headstone may have fallen over and is now covered with ground, one may never have been set on the Lot, or an old wooden cross has decayed. Contact City Hall first for requirements to erect a new monument, or replace an old one. Phone (618) 233-6810, or write the office at Walnut Hill Cemetery, c/o 101 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62220.

How do I join, thank, or donate to the SCCGS? Back
The SCCGS began in 1977 and is tax exempt under 501(c)(3). Membership in 2007 was 443, about sixty of which are Life members. The Society address is P.O. Box 431, Belleville, IL 62222- - 0431. See the following links for the

Will obituaries or biographies of those buried at Walnut Hill be added to the Project data? Back
The primary goal at present is to complete the Lot Card transcriptions and headstone photographs. The Board will consider expanding the Project in the future.

The St. Clair County (Ill.) Genealogical Society (SCCGS) has many helpful indexes, addresses, and transcriptions online. Church register transcriptions and its Research and Resources... Guide are just a few of the many publications offered by the Society.


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