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Cress Hill Cemetery

The Cress Hill Cemetery, one mile west of Hillsboro on Route 16, contains five acres of ground. In 1860, the Hillsboro Lutherans, seeking a new burial ground, purchased the tract of land from George Henry Cress and Tom Cory. On October 25, 1890, the site was sold to the newly organized Cress Hill Cemetery Association, whose first officers were Jacob Beck, Jesse C. Barrett, Henry A. Cress, John J. Scherer, and Christopher Kober. H. A. Cress, Sr., the only surviving member of the first association, is serving his fiftieth year as secretary and treasurer.

Cress Hill Cemetery is the burial place for stage coach driver Tom Cory, for the Cress ancestors, and for many pioneers of the Hillsboro community. There are twenty-one soldiers' graves on the ground, including two veterans of the Black Hawk War.

Taken from: “Hillsboro Guide” 1940

 Cress Hill Cemetery Location

U.S. Geological Survey:
Latitude: 39.1697699
USGS Feature # 406776
Longitude: -89.5103662
USGS Link: View Feature
Township Location:
More Information:
Section: 2
Description: NW 1/4 of NW 1/4
Active? Yes
Cemetery # 08-04-01 
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Photo Provided By: Jeff
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