Rice Cemetery

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Rice Cemetery

Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
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Rice Cemetery was established 1839 when the first burial was recorded as Mary Rice who passed away that year. The cemetery was located along a wagon trail on the Rice family property. Many children were buried in this cemetery, as were family members of the Rice's. The cemetery was recorded in Ogle County Court records as being left in the hands of Mount Morris Township care, but the township refused to care for the cemetery and it was left to go despoiled over time. Restoration efforts began in 1997 and continues today. Leaf River Historical Society sponsored the restoration project for four years then gave up sonsorship to Betty Croft of Oregon, IL. who has family buried there. Zellers Tombstone Repair/ Monument Specialists donated many hours to get most stones standing again, but more are still in need of repair. Some stones were too far destroyed to repair.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.10612, -89.45171

  • Added: 11 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1992654