Cook County Cemetery at Dunning

Street Address: 
6546 W Belle Plaine
Chicago, IL

Cemetery Name: Cook County Cemetery at Dunning

Status: Closed
Date established: 1854

Little remains of original cemetery which was a "Potter's Field" near the old county poor house and mental hospital. The cemetery was forgotten until building construction unearthed hundreds of bones. Commemoration markers have been installed.

Other resources:
Find a Grave
Hidden Truths

Hucke, Matt, and Ursula Bielski. Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries
Chicago, Ill.: Lake Claremont Press, 2013 (2nd ed.)
Call No. Chicago Browsing F547.C7 H84 2013

Perry, Marilyn Elizabeth."Dunning" in the The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago.




1854 - 1922

Structure Type


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