The land for Cedar Grove Cemetery was purchased by the town of Lebanon
in 1846. Prior to this, the City Cemetery was located on South College
Street. Town leaders thought the old cemetery too close to the Public
Square and sought a new location. Remains were re-located to new plots
in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The cemetery contains the graves of many early
families including Governor Campbell, Robert L. Caruthers, David
Mitchell, General Robert H. Hatton, and over 150 Confederate soldiers.
The soldiers were memorialized with a monument placed in 1899. Presently
the cemetery contains approximately 34.6 acres, 11 acres remain
For information on the location of grave sites, please contact the office staff at the building to the left of the entrances on South Maple Street.