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Christopher Cooke,
Superintendent of City Cemeteries

3800 Kratzville Rd
Evansville, IN 47710
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Locust Hill Cemetery & Mausoleum

Locust Hill CemeteryLocust Hill Cemetery is a beautiful spot, high on a hill, that was once known as Lamasco. It is located north of Diamond Avenue just west of North First Avenue.

Locust Hill Cemetery History

In 1835, this area was homestead to a Robert Smith family. The acreage was later acquired by the Kirkpatrick family. A plot was set aside for a little country cemetery where friends and neighbors could bury the deceased. After a few years, the cemetery was deeded to the City of Evansville.

Corporal James Bethel Gresham, one of the first of three servicemen to die in combat in World War I, is buried at Locust Hill Cemetery.

In the fall of 1945, through the efforts of the Disabled Veterans Association, a plot was set aside for a new soldier section as the existing section for soldiers was full. Large trees enhance the beauty of this cemetery providing a peaceful resting place.

Locust Hill Cemetery Veterans' Area

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