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To date, over 170 years after the first burial in Green Ridge, there have been more than 20,000 burials and there is room for several thousand additional burials and columbarium niches.

Green Ridge Cemetery is a not for profit 501(c)(13) cemetery.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter in Green Ridge brings a blanket of snow and Christmas wreaths.  We sold 96 cemetery wreaths, 14 of which were through our Adopt-a-Veteran program.  Thank you to all who supported Green Ridge financially through the wreath sales. 

We wish to thank those whom we were able to serve this past year during your time of loss; we appreciate you choosing Green Ridge as the final resting place of your loved one.

Monday, November 15, 2010


The Annual Meeting of the Kenosha Cemetery Association will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 8:30 am in the cemetery office, 6604 7th Avenue. 

It's not too late to purchase a cemetery wreath!  Extras were ordered, but once they are gone, that's it!  These beautiful 24-inch wreaths with pine cones and a red velvet bow will be installed after Thanksgiving and will remain up through March, 2011.  Each wreath costs $30 and will be installed on a heavy-duty wire easel.

Friday, October 8, 2010

What's New at Green Ridge?

The annual meeting for the Kenosha Cemetery Association, custodians of historic Green Ridge Cemetery, has been canceled; an new date will be announced as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

It's time to order your Christmas wreaths!  Beautiful 24-inch wreaths come with a red velvet bow and white frosted pine cones.  For those families who wish to honor a deceased veteran, we offer a 4-inch by 6-inch United States flag to be placed on the wreath at no additional charge.  Why not order a wreath for a grave and one to decorate your home?  Wreaths are $30 each; cemetery wreaths will be mounted on a stand.  Contact the cemetery office for an order form.  We accept cash or check.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

History Walk 2010 a Success!

The 2010 History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery is now history!  Thanks to the almost 300 visitors who walked the beautiful grounds of Green Ridge and enjoyed reenactments of four leaders of Industry & Commerce in Kenosha.  This year's Walk featured Henry S. Cooper, one of the founders of Cooper Underwear Company, now Jockey, International, and grower of prize-winning peonies; Zalmon G. Simmons, founder of Simmons Mattress Company; Thomas Jeffery, inventor and manufacturer of Rambler bicycles and automobiles; and a Chicago reporter telling the tale of Edward Bain, founder of Bain Wagon Works, who was shot by a jilted lover.

Special thanks to Roger for driving his 1902 Jeffery Rambler to the Jeffery Mausoleum!  

Sorry, the Lantern Tours are all sold out!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall, 2010

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Green Ridge Cemetery.  The trees are in full color as the cooler weather moves into the area. 

Please view our History Walk page which outlines the History Walk which will be held on Saturday, October 2, from 1:00-4:00 pm.

With fall comes school!  Instructors and home schoolers should view our Group Tours page for contact information to schedule your class's tour through historic Green Ridge Cemetery!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer, 2010

Summertime is a time for families to enjoy the great outdoors.  Green Ridge Cemetery's beautiful park-like atmosphere is perfect for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists of all ages.  The mature trees provide plenty of shade as well as homes for squirrels and birds.  Fox and deer are also a common sight in the cemetery.