Location: Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States
Cemetery name: Woodlawn Cemetery; (also known as 'Woodlawn Chapel'".
Address: 1400 St Louis St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
GPS Coordinates: 38.810892, -89.977532
Woodlawn was first created as a cemetery in 1871. There was another local cemetery called Lusk Cemetery that was about a 1/2 mile away and many of the markers from Lusk were relocated to Woodlawn. The bodies were not relocated and are still located in the park that is where Lusk used to be. The first burial at Woodlawn was on July 7th, 1872 and was for Louis George William Smith, 9-month old son of Christian P. and Frances Smith.
One of the most notable monuments at Woodlawn is the Vorwald Mausoleum. It is believed that 5 members of the Vorwald family are interred within. Due to vandalism in the 1960's, the stained glass windows and door were shuttered over with heavy metal shutters, the door locked and the key thrown away. The Board is exploring ways to restore this monument to it's former glory.
- See the Category:Woodlawn Cemetery, Edwardsville, Illinois,category for profiles of those who have been documented at this cemetery.