Bloomington is a vibrant college town in south central Indiana. Originally platted in 1818, the city father’s realized that a cemetery was a need, thus in 1819 a small piece of ground west of the village was laid out. To identify the grave yard the initials “G” and “Y” were carved into a large oak tree at the entrance.
Entrance marker to Rose Hill
A unique brick and stone monument. Note the entrance gate in the background
Note the Hand pointing up: symbol for deceased going to heaven
Monument to Civil War Vets
There were no burial records until 1897 after the eight woman Ladies Cemetery Association took over the running of the property in 1892. This civic minded group renamed the cemetery Rose Hill after the wild rose bushes scattered around the property.
Infantryman on CW monument. Note that vandals have knocked off the musket
Ornate multi-level family monument…
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