Saving Graves is dedicated to providing leadership, education and advocacy in preserving and restoring endangered and forgotten cemeteries worldwide















“As silent as these cemeteries are today, there is still a story to be told about them and the people who are buried in their confining spaces. These people were the pioneers of Vermilion County and without their hard work and determination there would not be the country as we know it today”

Joe Tharp




Traveling around Vermilion County, you have likely come across a country cemetery tucked away along the side of the road. Some have been well taken care of and show evidence of frequent visitors, while others lie neglected, victims of time, elements, and apathy. This site is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of these final resting places, as well as documenting the cemeteries of Vermilion County and surrounding areas. These are historic sites and should be honored as such.

If you have photos, transcriptions, or other information to share, please e-mail us! We will be honored to share your submission.

We will be updating the site frequently, so please check back often!




















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This site has been approved by

Mr. Pea