Forest Hill Cemetery
In the late 1800's and early 1900's, this park became a popular Sunday destination for residents that would take a streetcar to the cemetery to have a picnic with their family members.
In even earlier times Native Americans used this high ground as a burial ground, evidenced by an effigy mound grouping where noble warriors are buried. This mound, in the shape of a goose, is located on the southeast side of the cemetery. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The entire cemetery is filled with a sense of history and a reminder of the families who have played a significant role in the area's development.
Erected by Oscar Rennebohm Foundation and the Madison Parks Foundation.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Hill Cemetery & Effigy Mound Group (a few steps from this marker); Forest Hill Soldiers' Lot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials (approx. ¼ mile away); Aldo Leopold House (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Our Beloved Sons (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradley-Sigma Phi House (approx. half a mile away); Hoyt Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elliott House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.