The Dublin Cemetery is an example of the fine suburban cemeteries which appeared around the Midwest in the 19th century, and has its roots in Europe, in the grand, elegantly landscaped grounds of Paris’ Pere la Chaise Cemetery. Literally translated, a cemetery is “a place of repose,” and cemeteries of this type exemplify the ideas of the time, which began to move away from the grim images of strife and suffering which characterize the 18th-century graveyards of New England and toward a more peaceful image of restful, eternal slumber.
The suburban cemeteries were created to be parks where people could come to pay their respects to the deceased, walk the tree-lined avenues, and enjoy the peace and quiet.
This guide has been created to help maintain the beauty and serenity of the cemeteries of Dublin, and to ensure their continued enjoyment for generations to come.
A complete list of burials in the Dublin Cemetery and the smaller cemeteries is available in the cemetery office. For more information, please contact the Cemetery office in Parks & Open Space: 6555 Shier-Rings Road, or by phone: 614.410.4700.