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Thornton Township Cemetery

The old Thornton Township Cemetery is located South-West of the Village of Thornton, on the North side of Ridge Road, at the far East end of the large Cemetery complex.  The site dates back to 1883 and was originally known as the Thornton Burial Ground. 

The Cemetery is open to the public every Monday - Friday from 9AM to 1PM, April 1st through September 30th.  The rest of the year it is open by appointment only.  Please call (708)596-6040 to arrange a visit.

The original plot map of the cemetery was lost for more than 60 years.  But a copy was discovered in Michigan in 2000.  This pamphlet has all known plot names and numbers:

Silurian fossils from the Thornton Quarry.  Click image to enlarge.

For more information on the Thornton Township Cemetery please contact the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society,

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