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Vernon Township manages two cemeteries. The first, Diamond Lake Cemetery, is located on the southside of Route 60 between Route 45 and Butterfield Road. Quietly nestled between businesses, this cemetery has old trees that shade the graves of persons that have been buried there since 1853. Although the township is not currently selling grave sites, many family plots remain, and burials occasionally take place.
The second cemetery is Vernon Cemetery which is located behind the strip mall located on the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road. This cemetery was established in 1835. The remains of Captain Daniel Wright and several members of the Tripp and Sprague families are buried here. Their names are recognizable as several local schools carry these family names.
Vernon is an active cemetery with grave plots, niche, and crypt availability. Grave plots are available for $1000, niche sites are $800, and crypts are $5000.
The cemeteries are open to the public. Both cemeteries are a quiet place to reflect on history.
Seasonal cleanup of decorations in the cemeteries will take place around November 1st. Please remove any items that you wish to keep by that date. All decorations that remain will be removed and disposed of. The township accepts no responsibility for decorations that are lost, stolen, vandalized, damaged, or discarded.
Please contact the township should you be interest in purchasing a resting place at Vernon Cemetery or if you have general questions. Cemetery personal can be reached at 847-634-1542.