Welcome to the Independent Cemetery Association. We are located in Oak Creek, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on the corner of 27th Street and Oakwood Road. A board of trustees manages the business of the cemetery which is a non-profit organization. Graves are currently for sale. Please call for further information.
According to a deed dated the 28th of February 1888, a local resident sold 120 square rods of the land on Oakwood Road for the purpose of establishing a cemetery. That led to the following news article from the Milwaukee Sentinel on the 10th of February 1889 chronically the beginning of our beautiful Independent Cemetery.
"Several farmers, neighbors in the towns of Franklin and Oak Creek, finding the distance to the Forest Home Cemetery too far, have clubbed together to lay out a little cemetery of their own."
Then twenty-four years later, on the 30th of March, 1912, this same woman sold the cemetery trustees another similar parcel adjoining the existing land.
We have come a long way since the foresight of those early farmers. Independent Cemetery is a tranquil, peaceful oasis in the city of Oak Creek. The cemetery is the burial place of many of the early settlers of the township.
Please click here for a list of those interred in the cemetery.
For information please call:
Trustee, Nancy Honadel 414-529-0196
7141 South Beachwood Court
Franklin, WI 53132-8575
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