walnut hill


The Baraboo Cemetery Association was formed on August 11,1855 when burials from three other Baraboo cemeteries were consolidated on Walnut Hill’s ten acre site.

A few notable burials include:
George W. Brown (d. 1847) Original founder of Baraboo.

William H. Canfield (1819-1913) Sauk County's first surveyor and earliest historian.

John Duckins (d. 1894) A runaway slave from Kentucky.

Roseline Peck (1808-1899) The first white woman to settle in the Baraboo valley and a celebrated pioneer.

Al. Ringling (1852-1915) Eldest of the five famed Ringling Brothers
. The masoleum is built of Vermont granite - the top slab weighs 12 tons!