NOTICE: (03-13-2021) Due to the COVID-19 virus the State of Illinois requires that until further notice cemeteries must comply with the directive that all cemetery gatherings including gravesite services must be limited to no more than 50 people and all persons must remain at least six feet apart. All cemetery visitors must be masked.
2021 Spring Cleaning at Lakeside will begin in March. All temporary gravesite decorations will be removed.
Lakeside Cemetery was established in the 1840s, not long after the Libertyville area was settled. The earliest graves date back to the Civil War era, and some of Libertyville’s oldest pioneers are buried here, including Tobias Wynkoop, Horace Butler, and Calvin Appley.
Several leading citizens of Libertyville filed with the Secretary of State to organize the association on June 3, 1910. Over the years, the Lakeside Cemetery Association has carefully improved and maintained the manicured cemetery nestled in the trees on Lake Street overlooking Butler Lake.