Looking for Bachelors Grove cemetery? The main parking area is at the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve in Cook County, Illinois, USA. Use the maps below for easier navigation.

Facing south of the parking lot entrance there are two cell phone towers on the other side of the Midlothian Turnpike. To the west of those towers you will find a vacated road that has become a foot path.

The entrance to this path has two wooden pillars with a wire rope across them. If you see a "closed" sign it only means it is closed to vehicle traffic. You will find the cemetery near the end of this path.

The cemetery itself is surrounded by a forest preserve and contrary to popular belief it can be lawfully visited from sunrise until sunset. Be cool, don't litter, and enjoy yourself.

The original Grove Restoration Project sign that would greet visitors is now in storage at the Tinley Park Historical Society. The area was designated as Everdon Woods in honor of the Everdon family that founded the cemetery. Hopefully some day the Forest Preserve District will officially designate the area as such.

Looking to sneak into the cemetery at night? Think again... read up on what happens.




Navigational  Address

5900 West Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, Illinois 60445


GPS Coordinates

41°37′51.16″N

-087°46′14.27″W

- Public Notice -

As of 2012 all requests for general night-time permits for access to Bachelors Grove cemetery will not be approved by either the Forest Preserve District of Cook County or the Real Estate Office of Cook County. If you are a tour company please note that all requests to access the cemetery during the day to run tour operations will also be denied.

The general public may still visit the cemetery and the surrounding forest preserve during daylight hours but any group of 25 persons or more will still need to acquire a permit through the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as per FPD rules and regulations.