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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.

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!