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Origins
Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago, IL USA
November 27, 1995
Page 18

The words "Batchelor's Grove" are part of virtually every scary folk tale told by people from Tinley Park. In the 1800s, Tinley Park was part of Batchelor's Grove Township. An unmarried local man, not a good speller, took credit for the name. But the area was really named after the Bachelder family who lived in the area earlier. The only remnant of the name is Batchelor's Grove Cemetery on the outskirts of town, which has inspired horror stories for generations.

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