Woodland Cemetery (Monroe, Michigan)

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Woodland Cemetery
Custer family plot, including Boston Custer and Henry Reed
Established 1810
Location 428 Jerome Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Country United States
Type Public cemetery (active)
Owned by City of Monroe
Size 10 acres (4 hectares)
No. of graves 6,500+
Find a Grave Woodland Cemetery
The Political Graveyard Woodland Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery (Monroe, Michigan) is located in Michigan
Woodland Cemetery (Monroe, Michigan)
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 428 Jerome Street
Monroe, Michigan 48161
Coordinates 41°54′26″N 83°23′34″W / 41.90722°N 83.39278°W / 41.90722; -83.39278Coordinates: 41°54′26″N 83°23′34″W / 41.90722°N 83.39278°W / 41.90722; -83.39278
Designated July 21, 1988[1]

Woodland Cemetery, formerly known as Grove Cemetery and Woodlawn Cemetery,[2] is a public, city-owned cemetery located at 428 Jerome Street in southeast Monroe, Michigan. It occupies 10 acres (4 hectares) and contains over 6,500 graves. Founded in 1810, it is one of Michigan’s oldest public cemeteries. Its oldest burials are veterans who served in the American Revolutionary War. Woodland Cemetery was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on July 21, 1988.[1]

Many of Monroe’s earliest settlers, politicians, and war combatants are buried at Woodland Cemetery, including some of those that were killed during the Battle of Frenchtown in 1813. The cemetery contains Monroe veterans from every major war from the American Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.[1] A notable burial plot belongs to the families of Monroe residents George Armstrong Custer and his wife Elizabeth Bacon Custer, although neither of those two are buried at Woodland Cemetery. His younger brother, Boston Custer, and his nephew, Henry Armstrong Reed, are buried at Woodland Cemetery after having died alongside George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory on June 25, 1876.[3]

Woodland Cemetery is located right next to the Zion Cemetery, but the two are separate cemeteries.[4]

Notable burials[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d State of Michigan (2009). "Woodland Cemetery". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e The Political Graveyard (2010). "Woodland Cemetery at the Political Graveyard". Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Raisovich, Eli (2009). "Henry Armstrong (Autie) Reed". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ Google Maps (2010). "Zion Cemetery (Monroe, Michigan)". Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ United States Congress (2010). "Wing, Austin Eli, (1792–1849)". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Find a Grave (2010). "Boston Custer at Find a Grave". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ United States Congress (2010). "Noble, David Addison, (1802–1876)". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ United States Congress (2010). "Willits, Edwin, (1830–1896)". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard (2010). "Spalding, George (1836–1915)". Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ Find a Grave (2010). "Robert S. Duncanson at Find a Grave". Retrieved August 2, 2010.