Mt Hope Cemetery
Lansing, Ingham County



The Mt Hope Cemetery is located in Lansing.  It is one of the three Lansing Municipal Cemeteries.  The office is located directly across the street from the Mt. Hope Cemetery at 1709 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI  48910.  517-483-4303.

On April 3, 1871, the people of Lansing voted on a bond issue to purchase the land we know as Mt. Hope Cemetery. A special committee recommended the Miller Farm. The property was purchased from John and Rebecca Miller at a cost of $8,000.

On November 28, 1873, the Cemetery was officially named Mt. Hope Cemetery after a cemetery in New York from where many of the pioneers originally came. Mt. Hope Cemetery is comprised of approximately 82 acres.

There are many interesting and historical interments, monuments and special sites within Mt. Hope Cemetery. Among some of the most interesting are the R.E. Olds Mausoleum, the Spanish American and World War I Veteran Memorial and the Unknown Fireman Monument. Many of Lansing’s dignitaries are interred along the west side of Section F.

Mt. Hope Cemetery is easily recognizable by its famed white arch entrance way that leads visitors through the winding and hilly grounds with large and notable monuments and markers.

Terri Lindemann - from Cemetery Brochure

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Text & Description (Click this Link for Description, Photo Link for Image) Photo Link Date Submitter
Mt. Hope Cemetery Entrance Image 25K Mar 2006Cheryl Mauer
Mt. Hope Cemetery Map Image 168K Sep 2005Terri Vance
Mt. Hope Office Sign Image June 2005Harold & Linda Saffron
Boys Vocational School Memorial Image 238K Sep 2008Terri Vance
Fallen Heroes Monument July 7, 2008 Image 217K Mar 2009 Terri Vance
4 Side Of The Fallen Heroes Monument July 7, 2008 Image 89K Mar 2009 Terri Vance
Ingersoll, Lydia Phelps Image 255K Aug 2006Terri Vance
Irey, Charles F. Image 231K Apr 2008Terri Vance
Irons, Annie Image 195K Apr 2009 Terri Vance
Irons-Hill, Viola A. Image 249K Dec 2008 Terri Vance
Irwin, William H. & Mildred M. Image 271K Apr 2006 Terri Vance
Isaac, Fannie G. Image 234K Jan 2009 Terri Vance
Isaac, Izetta G. Image 202K Jan 2009 Terri Vance
Isaac, William Image 186K Jan 2009 Terri Vance
Isbell Family Monument Image 219K Dec 2006 Terri Vance
Isbell, N. G. Image 117K Nov 2011 R Keifer
Israel, Emilie Image 167K Sep 2005 Terri Vance
Israel, John C. Image 171K Sep 2005 Terri Vance
Israel, Ruth E. Image 178K Sep 2005 Terri Vance
Iverson, D. Jane Image 204K Oct 2005 Terri Vance
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