Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Home Cemetery is unique in that there are no markers or head stones for any of the people that are buried there.  The cemetery is located in an area known as "The Barrens".  To get there you would turn north off Highway 77 onto Namekagon Trail Road and go 5.7 miles to Five Mile Road.  Turn right and go another mile.  The cemetery is at the intersection of Five Mile Road and Dry Landing Road.

Forest Home Cemetery, also known as Hillock Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery, was "rediscovered" by the Wisconsin DNR.  Because there are no grave markers, a plaque was placed by the Burnett County Historical Society and the DNR on a large rock at the entrance of this cemetery in 1987.  It reads:

"The people are now gone and the land has been reclaimed by nature, the past almost forgotten.  These inhospitable barrens saw the individual sacrifice and hardships of the Indians and early settlers in their attempt to eke out a living in the non-fertile environment.  Evergreen Cemetery remains as a memorial to the strength and courage of those people who once lived here.  It will serve as a reminder to future generations to pause and give tribute to those who came before them."


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