What is with the cemetery on campus?


Lake Land College’s cemetery road sign. This road is located by the Dry Grove Cemetery. Photo via Bailey Farris.​​

Bailey Farris, Reporter

Coming through entrance three into Lake Land College, the winding path is known as Cemetery Road. The reason for this is that there is an actual cemetery to the east, which is known as Dry Grove Cemetery. Some of the graves date back to the 19th century, with the first person buried there being an elderly woman known as Grandma Bush. 


The Dry Grove Methodist Church used to sit near the cemetery, but it was moved to its current location in 1890. In the 1960s, the farmland surrounding Dry Grove Cemetery was sold to Lake Land College. While the college does not technically own the cemetery, they are in charge of keeping it maintained.


Next time you are on your way to class and pass Dry Grove Cemetery, remember to stay respectful.

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