Local History




Alphabetical list of individuals buried/memorialized at Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Illinois. Listing is updated on an ongoing basis.

Elmwood Cemetery Directory – As of 9-16-2013


Information pertaining to veterans of Clay County and the surrounding area.

Elmwood Memorial Cemetery WW II Honorees Registry Book 4 (New!)


WWII Memorial Honoree Locator Matrix V5 (11-17-14)
Lists Veterans from the local area who served in WWII. The WW II Memorial Honoree Locator Matrix was accomplished as a civic-duty project conducted by Robert Medley Gatewood and Donna Jean McDaniel; ably supported by members of the local Boy Scouts of America Troop 282, led by Scout Master George Dickinson.

Civil War Veterans Residing in Clay County During Enlistment
Civil War Veterans that were living in Clay County at time of enlistment, but not necessarily buried in Clay County. Compiled by Les Higgason from “Illinois Civil War Muster And Descriptive Rolls Database”.

Civil War Veterans Buried in Clay County – Including Confederate
This is a list of Civil War veterans buried in Clay County cemeteries. The list includes thirteen Confederate veterans. List of Confederate veterans provided by Mike Rinehart. List compiled by Les Higgason.

Veterans Buried at Elmwood
List of veterans from all eras buried at Elmwood Cemetery along with location of graves. Compiled by Les Higgason.


Flora, IL 1954 Centennial Celebration
Courtesy of Charles Overstreet.  These are are photos posted on Flickr from the 1954 Flora Centennial Celebration.

The Charles Overstreet Collection
A collection of photographs taken by Charles Overstreet, WWII Veteran and former Mayor of Flora, IL. These photos are located on the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) website.

Flora Public Library’s Digital Newspapers on Illinois Digital Archives
Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) hosts a sampling of Flora Public Library’s newspapers originally found only on microfilm.

The reels microfilmed include: one reel with eight sporadic issues ranging from 1883-1917 (Southern Illinois Journal & Weekly Journal), two reels that contain most issues from 1907-1908 (Southern Illinois Journal), and thirteen reels covering most issues for Oct. 1912 through Dec. 1926 (Southern Illinois Record, Flora Record, and Flora Journal Record).