McDonough County Cemetery Marker Project

Gil Belles (1940-2017)




As five year project, The McDonough County Historical Society located cemeteries in the county and placed a marker at each one, so the cemeteries will not be lost and so that those who came before us will not be forgotten.  A marker has been placed at 95 cemeteries in the county.

The project was coordinated by Gil Belles of the McDonough County Historical Society.   Upon Gil’s death, the project passed to the McDonough County Genealogical Society to continue.  We are proud to maintain and expand on Gil’s work in this important project.


The cemetery markers project is supported by Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb and Blandinsville, the Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee, Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, Table Grove State Bank,MidAmerica National Bank, the McDonough County Highway Department, the McDonough County Genealogical Society and the McDonough County Historical Society.

Cemetery Guide
Cemetery Maps and GPS Coordinates

Cemetery Project Videos
Cemetery Marker Photos
Cemetery Marker E-Book