Where Is the Rose Hill Cemetery?

The Rose Hill Cemetery is located at 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. It is the oldest and largest nonsectarian cemetery in Chicago. The Rose Hill Cemetery was chartered in 1859 and spans 350 acres, with graves of veterans that date back to the American Revolution.

The Rose Hill Cemetery is also known for the many Civil War soldiers who are buried there. The cemetery holds three separate services on Memorial Day to commemorate them.

Visitors can take walking tours that list Civil War and Chicago notables buried there. Some famous people located at Rose Hill include Hall of Fame sportscaster Jack Brickhouse, former Illinois governor John Lourie Beveridge and baseball shortstop and right fielder Henry Buker of the 1884 Detroit Wolverines.