Horney Cemetery of Warren County, IL

Abandoned Cemetery..... is lost and needed to be found....

created July 24, 2005 10:52pm

06/10/2006 08:10:58 AM



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Horney Cemetery


Cemetery: Horney Cemetery
Sign: No
City: Cameron
Township: Coldbrook
County: Warren
State: Illinois
Nation: USA
lat_ns: N
long_ew: W
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: IL RT 164 to Cameron Rd, turn right when you reach 190th street. it's on a farm just after 155th AV on the south side of the road in a fenced in area covered with trees, brush, overgrowth, junk, etc.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Property: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: fenced in
Gate: None
Established:  1843
Gravestones: 1843
Oldest: 1843
Newest: 1927
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unknown
Repairs: No
Methods: None
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Landscaping: Unsure
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: No
Slate: Yes
Others: No
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Yes
Angels: No
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Yes
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: Below are some Kate & took when we were getting cemetery ready for a lady coming from out of state to view.
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: NO
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery neglected/abandoned many years.
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Owner: Private
Use: Residential-farming
Bordering: Farming-trucking
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: NO
Name: Foxie & Kate Hagerty
Email: il@savinggraves-us.org
Date: 7/23/2005

Surnames: Grace, Fisher, Horney, Hahn, Samuel, Shutts, Veterans buried here.

Other Information: Kate & I have talked with the People who own the property adjoining the cemetery.  They are very nice and she's given us permission to clean up the cemetery.  Here I have or will have to get more help as there are trees that need to be cut down, tombstones, that need to be reset, and the like.  Nobody has been to visit or inquire about the cemetery for several years.  She said Horney descendants were back and looked at it a few years back.


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To get a better view of the photos you have to click on them and they open in their own window for a better view.

Overall condition of this cemetery is really sad.  There is even a bunch of junk and wire and stuff in it.  We moved tree limbs and stuff aside so you can at least see the tombstones or some of them.  It's hot right now or we would go back and do some more work here.





2 Lt. Co H 14 Ill Inf

this is his military stone.

Photo of a tombstone on it's side

This tombstone is lying on it's side. broken, part of it is off and down on the other side.

Inside view of the Cemetery

another view

looking south west


standing in the cemetery so we know where we are.

Kate again

Horney Cemetery



wife of J. W. Grace

died April 18, 1847 age 25y 5m 29d

Looking North west in the cemetery

You can see Philip Horney's tombstone in the background


Philip & Dorcas


Philip May 04, 1808-Feb 12, 1883

Dorcas Dec 27, 1814-March 09, 1899


Philip's Military Stone

This stone if broken off and lying flat on the ground.



Feb 27, 1838

infant daughter of Philip & Dorcas Horney

This is the oldest tombstone in the cemetery


Silas W.

42 Ill Inf

Some of the letters are coming off. very hard to read and is tipping to one side.



Another view of his tombstone


looking at a tombstone

taking a break


the entrance but we were or rather Kate was heading out. she doesn't like to be in the cemeteries after it starts to get dark and it was getting dark inside this one before sun went down. Trees have grown up all around.



April 30, 1841-May 08, 1927

Last known burial in this cemetery.

view of cemetery

Looking over the Grace's tombstones


standing at the entrace to the cemetery. It was getting dark and this turned out darker than I thought it would.


Horney Cemetery at Warren Co., IL Website