Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery is a beautiful, historic, city-owned and operated cemetery consisting of 79 acres with an additional 25 acres a few blocks west of its current site on Michigan Avenue.  More than 29,000 people have been buried at the cemetery since 1852.  Burials are performed year-round with the cemetery averaging 174 burials per year.

People visiting from throughout the United States are impressed with the beauty and tranquility of Evergreen Cemetery.  This is due, in part, to the 6,000 flowers which are planted annually by staff, as well as the thousands of flowers planted by survivors of loved ones.  The cemetery also contains over 1,100 trees from more than 40 varieties. Some of the more rare varieties for this area include Japanese Gingko, Purple Beech, Camperdown Elm, Buckeye and Ironwood.  Because of the abundant supply of food and the protected environment, the cemetery has become a sanctuary of sorts for a variety of wildlife.  The cemetery is a beautiful place to maintain a healthy lifestyle with many people using the cemetery's 3.5 miles of roadway as a peaceful route for walking, jogging or bicycling.

Evergreen Cemetery sign

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