Indian Cemetery

Indian Cemetery is depicted on the map to the right drawn by Vernon Irish depicting roads and pioneers of Palatine Township from 1835 to 1850. Mr. Irish drew the map in 1955 and used various sources at the Chicago History Museum. The southeast corner of Dundee Road and Ela Road today is the low end of a modern subdivision. Ed Lace formerly of Cook County Forest Preserve District says that topographic maps of the 1920’s indicate that the area was once high ground. It is believed that Cook County used the corner as fill for the nearby viaduct over Northwest Highway. In 1956 pioneer descendant Allen Bennett of Chicago gave a lecture on the cemetery to the Palatine Historical Society but no notes survive.