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Riverside Cemetery
Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Riverside Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery

GPS: 42.304888, -85.565128

1015 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Published: January 8, 2017
Total records: 51,297

Riverside Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Kalamazoo.

History

Riverside Cemetery was established in 1862 as a city owned cemetery. At the time, 26 acres of land was purchased from Jeremiah P. Woodbury. Riverside Cemetery was primarily used by the city's common folk, whereas wealthy families tended to use the city's other municipally owned cemetery, Mountain Home.

Expansions and land acquisitions took place in 1882, 1934, 1939, 1950, 1953, 1960, 1962, and 1984. Today the cemetery sits on 90 acres. As of 2014, it's estimated some 84,000 burials have taken place here.

Cemetery Records

Records published here acquired from the City of Kalamazoo on January 7, 2017. Dates of death range from 1838 to 2016.


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