History Walk

John Gorrod (1841-1917) mourning at the grave of his wife, Hannah Gorrod (1821-1891). The Gorrod monument can still be seen at the cemetery. Edward Hospital is now located where you see the barn.
Captain Joseph Naper, founder of Naperville, and his wife Almeda.
Grand Army of the Republic
Civil War Memorial
John Dudley, Sr. Revolutionary War Soldier 1758-1846 - Tombstone
John Dudley, Sr. Revolutionary War Soldier 1758-1846 - Plaque
Lt. Oliver J. Judd Kendall WWI died in 1918 and is buried in France. The sandstone cross was dedicated in his honor.
Lambs were often engraved on children's tombstones.
Otto Kline was Naperville's champion rodeo cowboy who died during a performance in 1915.
The artillery shell that killed Dr. Horace Potter during the Civil War is embedded in his tombstone.
Unusual and ornate tombstones can be found throughout the cemetery.
This unique design dates back to the
The artistry and skills used to make some of the tombstones are incredible.
The Von Oven family conveyed property to the City for the development of the Von Oven Scout Reservation to be used by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Today, the Scout Reservation is a certified National Wildlife Conservation area.
They died for our country.

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