Welcome to the Illinois Pioneer Foundation's official web site. Our main objective is to preserve the aging cemeteries of Saline and Franklin Counties.
Please check back often as we add to our site!
If you have Illinois Pioneer ancestry before 1850, there is a possibilty that you could have Native American heritage.
If you would like to share information on an Illinois Pioneer from your family please contact us.
If anyone has a forgotten cemetery in Southern Illinois that they would like to have maintenance funds collected for contact us!
The Illinois Pioneer Foundation distributes funds to preserve aging cemeteries.
For those who have ancestors buried in Tate Township, Saline County or Franklin County cemeteries; inquiries or contributions can be made to:
Illinois Pioneer Foundation
PO Box 42
Benton, IL 62812