Brookville Lutheran Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
From Brookville, take Hwy. 52 northwest to jct. Hwy. 64, continue northwest 0.1 mi. The nature preserve is northeast of the highway.
Brookville Lutheran Cemetery Prairie is a small remnant of black soil prairie. It is one of only 2 small areas remaining that represent the mesic prairie vegetation of the Freeport Section of the Rock River Hill Country Natural Division. The prairie lies on Ogle Till which was deposited during the Illinoisan Stage of the Pleistocene glaciation. The till is covered by rich soils that formed under grasses and scattered forest vegetation. The dominant native plants in the cemetery are Indian grass, little bluestem, big bluestem, and sedge species. Some associated forbs include prairie violet, New Jersey tea, flowering spurge, and rosinweed.
Ownership: Brookville Cemetery Association
Dedicated: May 1984
Size: 0.75 acres
Topo Map: Brookville 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Brookville Cemetery Association, c/o Emerson Iske, 313 W. Pearl, Lanark, IL 61046 (815/493-6335)
1/2009 - R. Heidorn