Boskydell Cemetery

Boskydell Cemetery in Jackson County, IL.

The cemetery is located on Boskydell Road (County Road 30) and Springer Ridge Road, Carbondale, Illinois.  The cemetery is located in Jackson County.  Church

First Christian Church

First Christian Church in Carbondale, IL.

306 W Monroe Street Carbondale, IL. (618) 457-6817 The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), came to be in the early 1800s. First Christian Church in Carbondale was one of the partners in the founding of Southern Illinois University.  Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Children Sunday School (K – 9th), 9:30 a.m. Choir Rehearsal, 10:30 a.m. Worship with Nursery Care. […]

Little Grassy Lake

Little Grassy Lake in Jackson County, IL.

788 Hidden Bay Lane | Carbondale IL 62901  Jackson County  618-457-6655  Little Grassy Lake is a 1,200-acre (4.8 km²) reservoir in southern Illinois, created by the damming of Little Grassy Creek, a tributary of Crab Orchard Lake and the Big Muddy River. Most of the lake is located in Williamson County, southeast of Carbondale, Illinois. The […]

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration Historical Marker.

The marker is in Carbondale on the southwest corner of Woodlawn Cemetery, which is on the south side of Main Street (IL 13), two blocks east of the railroad tracks.  Jackson County On April 29, 1866, over 200 veterans and several thousand citizens gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who had died in the […]

George Rogers Clark Campsite (3rd)

George Rogers Clark Campsite (3rd) Historical Marker.

The marker is located on the west side of the Carbondale Airport Road, one-half mile north of IL 13 in Jackson County, IL.    Lt. Col. Clark and his troop of 170 Virginians camped near here on July 2, 1778. It was their third campsite during a march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia to capture […]

Daniel Harmon Brush

Daniel Harmon Brush Historical Marker in Jackson County.

The marker is located at the intersection of Main Street and Illinois Avenue (Rte. 51), Carbondale, IL.    On April 23, 1861, eleven days after Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the cofounder of Carbondale, Daniel Harmon Brush, called a public meeting on this town square. Brush delivered a patriotic speech in support of the Union. […]

Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College

Carbondale College & Southern Illinois College historical marker.

The marker is located at the Public Safety Center, 501 South Washington Street, Carbondale, IL.   The evolution of Southern Illinois University began here in 1856 when Presbyterians founded Carbondale College. Suffering hardships during the Civil War, the College was sold to the First Christian Church in the mid-1860s and renamed Southern Illinois College. The existing […]

Jackson County Poor Farm Cemetery

Jackson County Poor Farm in Carbondale, IL

This cemetery was located on Autumn Point Road, Carbondale, IL.  The former county poor farm was later used as a nursing home and is now owned by Southern Illinois University. Burials are said to be in a grove behind the building. The building has since been torn down and completely removed. No markers of any […]

Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale, IL

This cemetery is located at 1020 North Oakland Avenue Carbondale, IL.  Oakland Cemetery is one of the City of Carbondale’s two municipal cemeteries. Oakland Cemetery is on North Oakland Avenue and is a beautifully landscaped and well-maintained site. Facebook

Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery in Carbondale, IL

The cemetery is located at 405 E. Main Street, Carbondale IL.         Woodlawn Cemetery is a cemetery located at 405 E. Main Street in Carbondale, which is known for hosting one of the first Memorial Day celebrations in the United States. The cemetery was established in 1854, two years before the incorporation of Carbondale. Over […]