|37750 115th Avenue|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
New Venable Cemetery is approximately 2 miles south of Pleasant Hill, Illinois.
To reach the cemetery from Pleasant Hill, take Hwy 96 south, after you cross Bay Creek, the next road to the left will be 115th Avenue (also known as Pea Ridge locally). Turn onto this road, as you pass the first white farmhouse on the left, you can see the cemetery high up on a ridge behind the house. There is no access to the cemetery from this point, so continue driving, next you will pass an underground house on the left and at the NEXT house on the left will be the path to the cemetery.
Be sure and stop at the house and ask the landowner for permission to go across his property to the cemetery. The lane to the cemetery can be very muddy at certain times of the year.
If you know in advance you will be visiting the cemetery, please email me: krobinson9072gmail.com and I will meet you and show you the way to the cemetery or take you out there.
The last known burial was in the 1950's and the cemetery has been maintained by a few volunteers since that time. Efforts to preserve the cemetery were undertaken in 2012 by locating, cleaning, leveling, re-setting and repairing broken tombstones.