Sacred Heart Cemetery

Registered Site L2316

Sacred Heart Cemetery

Led by Bishop John Samuel Foley, the Diocese of Detroit purchased this land from Ephise Rosset in February 1914. The property became a new burial ground for Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary after the church’s first cemetery, St. Mary’s, had nearly reached its capacity. The first burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery was recorded on June 25, 1914. Because many parish members owned family plots in St. Mary’s, the new cemetery had a low number of interments during its first few years.
photo of Sacred Heart Cemetery

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Several former pastors from the Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary are buried in the priest mound of Sacred Heart Cemetery. Fred Rose, who served as sexton for the parish from 1959 until 1997, is also buried in the cemetery. He was the great-great-grandson of Etienne (Stephen) Rose, an early Anchorville settler who donated land for the parish’s establishment in 1849. There are more than 150 veterans buried here, including soldiers who served in WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Erected 2019

Location: 6890 Church Road
Ira Township, Saint Clair County

Catholic Churches

Latitude: 42.69516, Longitude: -82.689836

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