The City of Springfield owns and operates 2 cemeteries: Elmwood Cemetery at 1029 Richard Street and Odd Fellows Cemetery, which is located next to Hail and Cotton on South Main Street. The cemeteries are accessible to visitors 7 days a week during daylight hours.
Elmwood Cemetery was deeded to the city in June, 1987; however, it is an old cemetery with many historical markers and monuments. It contains approximately 30 acres in a beautiful setting with rolling hills and large trees.
The city took over Odd Fellows Cemetery in August of 1993 at the request of the property owners. This cemetery contains only 4 ½ acres.
When the cemetery was turned over to the city, it had not been maintained for years and at the time of the transfer, no records were provided to the city regarding burials and the location of graves. Cemetery employees are researching grave locations and the names of individuals buried there.
If you know of anyone buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, please contact the cemeteries office at 615-382-1656. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
The cemeteries are staffed by 2 full-time employees. They are responsible for:
maintaining the grounds and records at both cemeteries, including:
Maintenance of equipment
Opening and closing graves
They can be located at Elmwood Cemetery Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Evening At Elmwood
Every spring the Robertson County Historical Society hosts "An Evening at Elmwood," a fundraiser for the Historical Society. Patrons are treated to box suppers at Elmwood Cemetery and a walking tour of the cemetery, where local citizens portray historic figures that are buried at Elmwood. This annual event has become very popular.