Spring Grove Cemetery Prairie
Location and Access:
From the intersection of US Rt 67 and US Rt 34 on the north edge of Monmouth - travel north on Rt 67 approximately 6 miles; then left (west) on gravel road (2600N) 1/8 mile. Cemetery is on the north side of the road.
Spring Grove Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve is managed and used for occasional education programs by the faculty and students of Monmouth College. The site was originally deeded for church use in 1859, thereby protecting it from cultivation or grazing. The cemetery prairie is preserved today as a remembrance of those buried there and of our prairie heritage. The mesic black soil prairie site is dominated by Indian grass and big bluestem, with over fifty-five prairie species protected in all.
Ownership: Spring Grove Cemetery Trustees
Dedicated: August 1983
Size: 1.1 acres
Topo Map: Little York 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Spring Grove Cemetery Trustees, c/o David C. Allison, Prof., Department of Biology, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL 61462 (309/457-2349)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn