Rock Island in Rock Island County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Chippiannock Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1994 for significance in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Art. Designed by noted Landscape Engineer Almerin Hotchkiss in 1855, Chippiannock Cemetery is an exemplary rural cemetery, part of an early mid 19th century designed landscape movement which led to the creation of public parks in the United States. The Sexton's House is a significant and rare example of Gothic Revival architecture in Rock Island and several historic mausolea are significant examples of the Classical Revival style. Chippiannock is a fascinating outdoor museum of over eighty years of historic funerary art, containing numerous significant gravemarkers and monuments which represent the artistic preferences of the mid-late 19th century and the early 20th century ranging from unpolished simple inscribed tablet markers to Victorian obelisks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 41° 28.904′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2901 12th St, Rock Island IL 61201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Figure Eight Roller Coaster and Balloon Ascension Tower (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Black Hawk Inns (approx. 1.3 miles away); To the Memory of La Main Cassee "The Broken Hand," a Fearless Sauk Chief (approx. 1.3 miles away); Black Hawk: Saux Warrior (approx. 1.3 miles away); Illinois in the American Revolution (approx. 1.3 miles away); Robert Wagner House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Connor House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Island.
Regarding Chippiannock Cemetery. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Located on the northeast comer of Twelfth Street and Thirty-first Avenue in southwest Rock Island, Chippiannock Cemetery consists of approximately seventy-seven sloping acres. Chippiannock was designed by landscape engineer Almerin Hotchkiss in 1855, and is representative of the rural cemetery movement. … Once an American
Also see . . . Tours. Brief history and virtual tour of the cemetery, including several prominent monuments. (Chippiannock Cemetery) (Submitted on July 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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