Nunda Township CemeteriesThere are four cemeteries owned by the residents of Nunda Township in McHenry County: Ridgefield , Holcombville, Prairie Grove, and McMillan. Ridgefield and Holcombville, both established in 1835, and Prairie Grove, established in 1869, were community cemeteries started by early settlers and named for the small villages in which they were located. McMillan. established in 1839, was family owned.
As years went by, in order to provide proper maintenance and ensure perpetuity, the cemeteries were, one by one, deeded over to the Township for the benefit of all the Township residents. The fee (which has not changed for years, and is not expected to change) is $200 per plot. This includes perpetual care. lawn mowing, weed control, and perimeter trimming. The cemeteries are monitored by a three member Board and the Township Supervisor. Recent improvements to all four cemeteries include new benches, signs, and flagpoles.
Thanks to a local property owner, adjacent land was donated to Holcombville, which has since been developed to provide a new entrance and parking area. The old chain link fences which surround each cemetery are gradually being replaced by more appropriate decorative wrought iron fencing or new black chain link fence.
The cemeteries are not only places of beauty and dignity, they also occupy an important place in our history. From the earliest settlers, through Civil War veterans, to more recent members of the community, they remind us of those who have contributed to the growth and vitality of our Township and County.
For cemetery rules and regulations, click here.
Additional History and Maps:
• Holcombville Cemetery
• McMillan Cemetery
• Prairie Grove Cemetery
• Ridgefield Cemetery
Cemetery BoardPresident: Susan Condon
Treasurer: Patricia Morris
Secretary: Ann Wells
Executive Secretary: Kelvin Lee Jennings
Cemetery Board members are appointed by the township Supervisor.