Bluff City Cemetery


Owned and operated by the City of Elgin, Bluff City Cemetery is a nonsectarian cemetery that has provided the final resting place for area residents since 1889. Bluff City Cemetery’s 108-acres of well maintained grounds, bordering fen and butterfly garden provide a beautiful and peaceful setting for visitors to remember loved ones.

Download a map of Bluff City Cemetery.

Cemetery Hours

April 1 - October 31 (seven days a week), 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

November 1 - March 31 (seven days a week), 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Burial Services

Bluff City Cemetery offers a wide variety of burial options including:

  • Single, companion, and family plots
  • Mausoleum are allowed to be constructed with purchased space
  • Ground inurnment of cremains
  • Above ground space for placing cremains in the Bluff City Cemetery Columbarium
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Services can be scheduled seven days a week and staff can assist families in obtaining veterans markers.

Genealogy Services

Staff is available during normal business hours to look up specific burial locations for the purpose of gravesite visitation. Genealogy requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis, as time permits. Ideally, requests should be made in writing or phoned in to the office.

Cemetery Guidelines

The operation of Bluff City Cemetery is governed by Section 2.24 of Elgin City Code. A copy of the Cemetery’s General Rules and Guidelines can be downloaded here.