This large, old, active community cemetery is bounded by Eighth Street and Graham Street, not far from downtown Jeffersonville. Click here for a map to Eastern Cemetery. Click here for a topographical map of this site, courtesy of www.TopoZone.com.
The property was originally known as "Chestnut Grove Cemetery", but is now known as "Eastern Cemetery".
Adjacent to Eastern Cemetery (in fact, the boundary between the two is not easy to discern), is St. Anthony's Cemetery, which occupies the section bounded by Eighth Street and Main Street.
Pat Durham McRae <email@example.com>
has begun transcribing burial records for
Eastern Cemetery. The ledger book for
1882 through 1908 is now completed and
available on-line at:
I have been told that many of the records of the Cemetery were lost in the 1937 Flood. However, I have recently been advised that some 20th Century burial records may be available from:
Telephone: (812) 256-6907
It is important that you provide as much data as possible when requesting a look-up by a cemetery. Provide the ancestor's full name, maiden name (if known), date of birth, date of death, reason you believe he or she is buried at this location, etc. This will greatly improve your odds of getting the result you want and will make the records keeper's job much easier.
"In 1864, a tract of five acres was bought adjoining the eastern limits of the city, which was set apart by action of the council in August, the management being vested in a board consisting of five directors.
In addition to this, the members of the Catholic churches purchased grounds nearby where the dead of that faith are buried." This would be St. Anthony's Cemetery on Eighth Street, adjacent to Eastern Cemetery, formerly known as Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
. . . .I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Additional information may be available from either the:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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