Vilas Forest Hill Cemetery Section 31 Lot 1
Levi Baker Vilas Feb 25, 1811 Feb 6, 1879
  • Madison's 4th Mayor
    Esther G. Smilie-Vilas Dec 27, 1819 Jun 12, 1892
  • House in Mansion Hill

    William Freeman Vilas Jul 9, 1840 Aug 28, 1908
  • U.S. Postmaster General, 1885-88
  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • 1888-89; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1891-97
  • Vilas County, Wis. is named in his honor
  • Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War
  • More on William
    Anna Matilda Fox-Vilas Oct 15, 1845 Mar 1, 1922
  • House in Mansion Hill
  • William & Anna donated money for Henry Vilas Park, in honor of their son

    Henry Vilas May 28, 1872 Jul 2, 1899
  • Henry Vilas Park named in his honor.

  • This is the largest monument in Forest Hill Cemetery. Made in Vermont by the
    Vermont Granite Company.
  • Total Weight 60 tons, the shaft alone weighs 40 tons.
  • The shaft is 32 feet high and 3.5 feet each side of the bottom.
  • The Largest base block is 10 feet each side.
  • To move it from the railroad station, tracks were laid in sections, alternating the
    sections from behindto the front as it moved.