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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, andĀ 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.