Locust Hill Cemetery is a beautiful spot, high on a hill, that at one time was known as Lamasco. This was homestead to a Robert Smith family in 1835. The acreage was later acquired by the Kirkpatrick family. A plot was set aside for a little country cemetery where friends and neighbors of the deceased did the burying. After a few years, the cemetery was deeded to the City of Evansville.
Corporal James Bethel Gresham was one of the first three servicemen to die in combat in WW I and is buried at Locust Hill Cemetery. In the fall of 1945, through the efforts of the Disabled Veterans Association, a plot was set aside for a new soldier section as the old section for soldiers was full. Large trees enhance the beauty of this cemetery providing a peaceful resting place.