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ART, CULTURE, ARCHITECTURE
On Madison’s northwest side, West Fifth Street comes to an end at Springdale Cemetery, the cities, earliest, still active cemetery. Springdale includes terraced, European-style family plots leading up Hanging Rock Hill and several stone-lined drainage ditches dating to the mid-1800s. One notable monument is the large, white Italian marble statue depicting a female figure with arms stretched upward that George Grey Barnard sculpted. Madison residents have used this cemetery since 1839. Springdale Cemetery is also the resting place of numerous Civil War veterans, members of Madison’s early 20th century Jewish community, and African Americans who lived in the Georgetown neighborhood.
Some Famous graves include:
Tommy Thevenow (1903-1957) Major Leauges Baseball Player, played for teh St. Louis Cardinals during their 1926 World Series win.
Alois O. Bachman, Jr. (1839-1862) Civil War Union Army Officer. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which was part of the famous "Iron Brigade." He was killed at the Battle of Antietam.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Madison's Treasures Tours