McDonough County Cemeteries

Thank you to Jean Ray of the McDonough County Genealogical Society for creating a page on their website for cemetery information compiled by Gil Belles. 

Previously this information was available on the McDonough County Historical Society website. Now the work begun by Gil Belles will be maintained and expanded by the McDonough County Genealogical Society.





McDonough County of west-central Illinois has almost 100 cemeteries and burial sites,

many of them are no longer in use and are difficult to locate.


Here is information from the McDonough County Historical Society to assist in locating cemeteries in the county.

Help Finding Cemeteries

Cemetery Markers


Previously, the McDonough County Historical Society located cemeteries in the county and placed a marker at each one, so the cemeteries would not be lost and so that those who came before us will not be forgotten.

A marker has been placed at 95 cemeteries in the county. 


The McDonough County Cemetery Marker Project was a project of

the McDonough County Historical Society, Macomb, Illinois.

The project was coordinated by Gil Belles

of the McDonough County Historical Society. 

The cemetery markers project was supported by Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral

Home in Macomb and Blandinsville, the Community Quality of Life

Advisory Committee, Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, Table Grove State Bank,MidAmerica National Bank, the McDonough County Highway Department, the McDonough County Genealogical Society and the McDonough County Historical Society.

Photographs of all of the McDonough County cemetery markers

"McDonough County Historical Society - The Cemetery Markers Project" e-book

A fun way to see all the beautiful photographs

of the 95 cemetery signs

installed by the McDonough County Historical Society

It is a "page-flipping" way to see the entire project and read all about all of the cemeteries with signs in McDonough County -along with seeing images of people who care about each of these unique historic resting places.  

The e-book contains a photograph of each cemetery sign

as well as the story of the cemetery in a press release written when the sign was installed.

The Cemetery Markers Project was coordinated by Gil Belles.

All photographs and press releases by Gil Belles. 


Complete the Contact Us! form if you are interested in a copy of the ebook.

Cemetery Markers videos

Links to more McDonough County cemetery information


The McDonough County Genealogical Society


Western Illinois University (WIU) Archives and Special Collections