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Oak Ridge Cemetery is a cemetery located in Springfield, Illinois
Springfield, Illinois
Springfield is the third and current capital of the US state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 117,400 , making it the sixth most populated city in the state and the second most populated Illinois city outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area...

 in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

.

Lincoln's Tomb, which serves as the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and...

, his wife
Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Ann Lincoln was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and was First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.-Life before the White House:...

 and all but one of his children, is located at Oak Ridge. A number of other prominent politicians and persons from Illinois
Illinois
Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

 are also buried at the cemetery.

As a result of Lincoln's Tomb, Oak Ridge is the second-most visited cemetery in the United States, after Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna Lee, a great...

.

The Cemetery has memorials for the Korean War
Korean War
The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China , with military material aid from the Soviet Union...

, World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

 and the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the almost 12,864 Illinois residents who were killed or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. Dedicated in 1988, the Memorial includes the names of the dead or missing craved in black granite walls that radiate from the central eternal flame...

.

Notable burials

  • William Henry Bissell
    William Henry Bissell
    William Henry Bissell was the 11th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1857 until his death. He was one of the first successful Republican Party candidates, winning the election of 1856 just two years after the founding of his party.Bissell was born in Hartwick, Otsego County, New York...

  • Jacob Bunn
  • John Whitfield Bunn
  • John Cook
  • Shelby Moore Cullom
    Shelby Moore Cullom
    Shelby Moore Cullom was a U.S. political figure, serving in various offices, including the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate and the 17th Governor of Illinois....

  • Ninian Edwards
    Ninian Edwards
    Ninian Edwards was a founding political figure of the state of Illinois. He served as the first and only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, as one of the first two United States Senators from Illinois from 1818 to 1824, and as the third Governor of Illinois from 1826 to 1830...

  • William Lee D. Ewing
    William Lee D. Ewing
    William Lee Davidson Ewing was a politician from Illinois who served partial terms as the fifth governor of the state and as U.S. Senator....

  • William Herndon
    William Herndon (lawyer)
    William Henry Herndon was the law partner and biographer of Abraham Lincoln.-Biography:Born in Greensburg, Kentucky, Herndon and his family moved to Illinois in 1820, and they settled in Springfield when he was five. Herndon attended Illinois College from 1836-1837. In 1840 he married Mary J....

  • Elijah Iles
  • William Jayne
    William Jayne
    William A. Jayne was an American physician and statesman. He served as Governor of the Dakota Territory and as the territory's delegate to the United States House of Representatives during the American Civil War....

  • John J.H. Kelly (Medal of Honor)
  • Robert Carr Lanphier
  • John L. Lewis
    John L. Lewis
    John Llewellyn Lewis was an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960...

  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and...

     - Sixteenth President; during the Civil War
    American Civil War
    The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

  • Mary Todd Lincoln
    Mary Todd Lincoln
    Mary Ann Lincoln was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and was First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.-Life before the White House:...

     - Abraham's wife
  • Vachel Lindsay
    Vachel Lindsay
    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was an American poet. He is considered the father of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted...

  • John Alexander McClernand
    John Alexander McClernand
    John Alexander McClernand was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a classic case of the politician-in-uniform coming into conflict with career Army officers, graduates of the United States Military Academy. He was a prominent Democratic...

  • Alfred Orendorff
    Alfred Orendorff
    Alfred Orendorff was an Illinois lawyer and politician.-Biography:Alfred Orendorff was born in Logan County, Illinois on July 20, 1845, the son of Joseph Orendorff and Elizabeth Orendorff. Joseph Orendorff was a farmer and a miller...

  • John T. Stuart
    John T. Stuart
    John Todd Stuart was a lawyer and a U.S. Representative from Illinois.Born near Lexington, Kentucky, Stuart graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, in 1826. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828, and commenced practice in Springfield, Illinois...

     - U.S. Congressman, lawyer, law partner of Abraham Lincoln
  • John Riley Tanner
    John Riley Tanner
    John Riley Tanner was the 21st Governor of Illinois, from 1897 until 1901. He was one of the most remarkable governors of the late nineteenth century....

  • Arthur Harrison Wilson (Medal of Honor)
  • Rev. John Calvin Rice

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