Junction Cemetery

Junction Cemetery



Are  you looking for a small traditional cemetery? Junction Cemetery on the  west edge of Madison is a century old, non-profit, non-denominational  quiet resting place.

A new entrance has been developed on Isaac Drive opposite the entrance to the west side Target.

Beautifully  maintained, providing perpetual care, attractive sites offered at an  affordable rate. Call and ask for Jim at 608 203-6729

The  Middleton Cemetery Association has announced the opening of the new  entrance to the Middleton Junction Cemetery.  It is named Middleton  Junction Cemetery from the olden days, even though today the cemetery is  in the city limits of Madison, Wisconsin.  The new entrance replaces  the four former entrances on Mineral Point Road.  These entrances were  closed after the reconstruction of the intersection of Mineral Point  Road and Junction Road.  The new entrance is just west of the west side  Target Store.

Since  2015, many improvements have been made to the cemetery.  Roads have  been repaved, many older trees have been trimmed back, a new roof and  gutters have been added to the old well house as well as a new door.  A  new aluminum weather proof display case has been hung on the side of the  well house displaying the names of all lot owners, and a display map,  now computerized, showing the entire cemetery with directions to find  graves.  The old display case will be removed.

The  area known as "Middleton Junction" was also called "East Middleton",  and was the first site of what is now the City of Middleton.  In the  1900's lead was hauled by teams from Mineral Point to Milwaukee on what  was then called Military Road or Stagecoach Road.  When the train came  through headed toward Madison the center of Middleton shifted to its  current location.  Originally, a Methodist church stood at the N.E.  corner of the cemetery but was torn down many years ago, and the wood  reused by an area farmer.  Historically, the cemetery has always been  open to all races and creeds.

Many  early settlers to the Middleton area are buried at the cemetery.  The  earliest tombstone is dated 1850.  The historical marker at the cemetery  notes the graves of the great-grandparents of Wisconsin writer Zona  Gale;  Soloman Freeman, a freed slave, active in civic duties, who was  beloved by the Middleton community; three generations of the doctors  Rowley and their ancestors who cared for and supported the Middleton  community.  The history also includes the stories of many others  including that of two brothers who went west seeking their fortune and  were hanged for cattle rustling or horse thieving, and were returned to  their loved ones in Middleton for burial.  More information about  burials at the cemetery can be found at www.findagrave.com where more  than 800 graves are listed.

​ Board  Members include Richard C. Bakken, Fred Kempfer, Rodney K. Waldmann,  Nancy and Don VanAman, Richard LaBrie, James Dahlk, Kathryn Flemming  Weinstein, and James Ullom.