Use this audio walking tour to explore the historic cemetery in Deerfield Illinois. Narrator Dylan Zavagno will introduce the tour and guide you to the graves and librarians Ted Gray and Anne Jamieson will detail the lives of those buried there. Along the way we’ll learn about early settlers, German immigrant families, abolitionists and veterans. We’ll get to know PTA and church members, famous local names, and a local historian, Marie Ward Reichelt. The cemetery is located on Waukegan Rd. at the corner of Central Ave..
A .pdf map of the tour can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Cemetery-Tour-Route.pdf
A detailed guide, with map, pictures of graves, and written histories here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CemeteryGuide_Regular-Tour.pdf
And more info on this and our Veteran's Day cemetery can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/cemeterytours/
The Deerfield Cemetery Commission's website (where you can electronically search the cemetery) is here: http://www.gisconsortium.org/WebApps/StoryMaps/VDF/DeerfieldCF/s2.html
Additional information can be found at the Deerfield Area Historical Society: http://www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ or explore our local history collection at the library: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/.
Allow approximately one (1) hour to complete the tour, and please remember to observe the following guidelines:
Produced by the Deerfield Public Library. Special thanks to the Deerfield Cemetery Commission, The Deerfield Area Historical Society and pianist Daniel Baer.