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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, September 15, 2014

Park City and Her Namesakes

            The Friends of Green Ridge present the History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery, Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, from 1:00-4:00 pm. 
            The public is welcome to come and meet characters from Kenosha's past - in the form of re-enactors in period clothing who will tell the stories in first-person.  This year's theme is "Park City and Her Namesakes" and will feature five individuals who have City parks named for them.
            $5 admission for adults; children under 12 are free with adult. Pre-registration is recommended by calling the cemetery office at 262-652-1631 during office hours, 9:30-3:30.  Tours leave every 15 minutes from the Green Ridge Cemetery entrance, 6604 7th Avenue.  Parking is available along 7th Avenue and 66th Street. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. 
             The Kenosha Cemetery Association is the custodian of historic Green Ridge Cemetery, established in 1838 and is still an active cemetery today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery

   We're happy to announce the theme for the 2014 History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery, "Kenosha: Park City and Her Namesakes."  This year we will feature individuals who have local parks named after them. 
  The Walk will again be held both Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Admission will be $5 per person.  Children under 12 are free with paying adult.  Please remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. 
   Stayed tuned to our blog and facebook pages for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

History Walk, 2013

A Walk Around Library Park

Saturday & Sunday
October 5 & 6

This year we will feature five individuals who lived around Library Park:
VOLNEY FRENCH - a prominent attorney who kept a diary of life in Kenosha from 1860 to 1870
NATHAN ALLEN, JR.  - co-owner of Allen Tannery
URBAN J. LEWIS - cashier at the bank of his father-in-law,
Daniel Head
LOUISA THIERS - her photographer son lived on Library Park; Louisa
lived to be 111!  Her three sons were prominent Kenoshans.
MARY HEAD WELLS GOTTFREDSEN - strong-willed daughter of Orson Head who married a Dutch brewer

$5.00 admission, 12 and under free with paying adult. 

Learn about these individuals and their stylist homes.  Take the KACVB Walking Tour after the History Walk!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

      Guilty Pleasures
an evening of wine and chocolate
Join us for a casual evening of wine and chocolate tasting with Bob Mitchell (CorkMeetsFork) and Maggie Cannestra (Dove Chocolate Discoveries)
to benefit the Friends of Green Ridge
Friday, April 19
7 - 9 pm
Kemper Center
6501 Third Avenue, Kenosha
$8 per person / $12 per couple
(21 and over only, please)
Cash or Check only
Tickets available at the door
or by calling 262-652-1631
for more information email at

Friday, January 11, 2013



Work is just about complete on the new roof on the cemetery office!  The east portion of the building is older and had tile roofing; the west portion had shingles.  The new metal roof gives a more uniform look to both roofs and will last for many years to come and the green gives an aged copper appearance.  Preservation work was also done on the chimney.