Lincoln Cemetery (Cook County)

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Lincoln Cemetery is a cemetery in Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1911.[1] Although not within the municipal boundaries of the city, the cemetery maintains a Chicago address at 12300 South Kedzie Avenue, sharing its zip code with the city's Mount Greenwood neighborhood whose southern border lies a mile north of the cemetery gate.[2] The cemetery is noteworthy for the number of famous African-American Chicagoans buried there, among them several notable blues and jazz musicians.

Notable graves[edit]


  1. ^ Hucke, Matt and Ursula Bielski (1999). Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County County. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press. p. 169. ISBN 0964242648.
  2. ^ "Lincoln Cemetery". Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ Tombstone Tourist
  4. ^ WTTW
  5. ^ Life of Bessie Coleman
  6. ^ Chicago Tribune
  7. ^ Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music
  8. ^ "1914FrankLelandDeathCertificate.pdf". Google Docs. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

Coordinates: 41°40′06″N 87°42′08″W / 41.6684°N 87.7023°W / 41.6684; -87.7023