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The Cemetery database at Crawfordsville District Public Library is BETTER than ours, so we are sending you THERE (see link below poem. However, there are a few cemetery - related things here you'll not find there :) ALSO -- see News - Cemeteries for other articles - several there, as well

by: Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds-
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

Thanks so much to Ivan for sending this nifty poem

Crawfordsville District Public Library Cemetery data search

Most people are now very familiar with this site but if you have not tried it - DO: :

Cemetery Photos

Old Town Cemetery dug-up in 1894 - thanks to Kim H - this is WILD -- more articles

Oak Hill Articles (thanks Kim H)

1858 - Crawfordsville Cemetery - need of repairs - county funds

GAR marks graves - Source: Crawfordsville Review 1 Oct 1892 p 4 McPherson Post NO 7 GAR through its committee, Chas. M. Travis, Samuel D. Ensminger and Joseph McDaniel, have procured headstones for the following unmarked soldiers graves: John W. Barr; Thomas Baldwin; John W. Blair; Robert Bracket; Robert Bratton; William Bratton; SH Crowder; DS Hartshorn; Elkanah Jackson; GG Johnson; JW Miller; C. Marshall; DW McElwee; JH Oxley; Thomas C. Smith; JW Slaves; JB Straight; TL Straight; MH Suman; WM. S.F.A. Wright. These stones are now at the freight depot at the Big Four Railroad and the relatives and friends of the deceased are requested to take them and set them up at the graves as soon as possible. It will be necessary to call on Chas. M. Travis, chairman of the committee and get an order for the stones before going to the agent. The following headstones were received several years ago and are still on hands: G. Nasler; HM Murray; JH Vanarsdall; JM Barcus; Wm. McElliott; WC Endicott; JC Munfort; AE Newell; James Shevelin; AT Blair; George Galloway. If these stones are not taken and set at the grave soon they will be returned to the government. If they are not wanted for any reason the persons knowing that fact should advise Mr. Travis at once.

1966 "Soldier and Sailor Dead"

Showen Cemetery - 1892 - odd happening

Yountsville Revamped - way to go Kim & Judy

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 22 October 1892 -- George Britton has discovered an old Indiana cemetery in his gravel pit two miles west of town. He has already taken out a dozen skeletons and from the size of their bones it was evident there were giants in those days. Some of the bodies were buried in the sitting position and the teeth of one were worn almost to the jaw bone proving that their owner died at a great age. - thanks to Kim H - wonder if it's below?

Source: Crawfordsville Daily News-Review Sept 24, 1902 p 1 --A 30 granite shaft has been received for a monument that is being erected for the late J. Maurice Thompson at the family lot at Oak Hill. Two wagons and several teams were required to transfer the heavy shaft to the cemetery kbz

STILWELL - -George, John, William - bodies moved 1883

TURKEY RUN - history -- Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 15 April 1893 p 5 More than 60 years ago before the red man had hardly disappeared and while the wild deer went leaping through the forest, a company of pioneers with religious intent, met to worship in a school house which stood on the bank of a babbling brook called Turkey Run in the southwestern part of Coal Creek Township on a piece of land Vezey Tracey bought from the government. Probably as early as 1830 Grandmother Tracey was buried at this place which was the commencement of Turkey Run burying ground. Mr. Tracey sold the farm, except this plot of ground to George Westfall. The school house gave way to a log house of worship and the church was known as Turkey Run Christian Church. The church was afterward moved to Pleasant Hill Christian Church. For many years the pioneers from afar and near were buried at Turkey Run, until nearly every family in the county was represented in this consecrated place. For some years, however, the cemetery has been neglected. Recently an effort is being made to erect a substantial iron post fence around it. Last fall trustees were elected and a subscription circulated. The effort is commendable and should be encouraged.

McCORMICK, - AJ & wife - moved to new Waveland cem

Cemetery Locator

Cemetery Location Elevation Latitude Longitude
Maple Ridge Alamo 774 feet 39.885N 87.048W
Old Union Alamo 810 feet 39.898N 87.037W
Sparks Alamo 787 feet 39.968N 87.049W
Stonebraker Alamo 705 feet 39.982N 87.021W
Bowers Colfax 800 feet 40.196N 86.743W
Clouser Colfax 804 feet 40.146N 86.721W
Ben Hur Crawfordsville 761 feet 40.025N 86.910W
Breaks Crawfordsville 781 feet 40.083N 86.958W
Calvary Crawfordsville 741 feet 40.056N 86.905W
Harshbarger Crawfordsville 718 feet 40.051N 86.962W
IOOF (Odd Fellows) Crawfordsville 758 feet 40.032N 86.906W
Michael Crawfordsville 741 feet 40.003N 86.974W
Nutt Crawfordsville 751 feet 40.013N 86.963W
O'Neal Crawfordsville 722 feet 40.018N 86.978W
Oak Hill Crawfordsville 754 feet 40.058N 86.914W
Oldtown Crawfordsville 695 feet 40.047N 86.908W
Potts Crawfordsville 813 feet 40.111N 86.998W
Sidener Crawfordsville 764 feet 40.004N 86.920W
Stover Crawfordsville 735 feet 40.068N 86.887W
Thompson Crawfordsville 738 feet 40.039N 86.998W
Greenlawn Darlington 781 feet 40.112N 86.768W
Hutton Darlington 764 feet 40.076N 86.866W
Peterson Kirkpatrick 790 feet 40.179N 86.799W
Rice Kirkpatrick 790 feet 40.135N 86.791W
Harshbarger Ladoga 853 feet 39.945N 86.807W
Inlow Ladoga 833 feet 39.932N 86.771W
Stoner Ladoga 853 feet 39.908N 86.771W
Mount Pleasant Linden 850 feet 40.143N 86.926W
Coons New Market 761 feet 39.985N 86.954W
Finley Chapel New Market 810 feet 39.967N 86.880W
Galey New Market 751 feet 39.988N 86.946W
Indian Creek New Market 823 feet 39.924N 86.928W
Indian Creek Hill New Market 817 feet 39.934N 86.968W
Jones New Market 840 feet 39.886N 86.964W
Lutheran New Market 800 feet 39.982N 86.889W
Lydick New Market 800 feet 39.903N 86.997W
Old Hickory New Market 784 feet 39.938N 86.978W
Old Pottinger New Market 830 feet 39.916N 86.921W
Wasson New Market 820 feet 39.910N 86.983W
Wasson New Market 902 feet 39.886N 86.901W
Hicks New Ross 905 feet 39.890N 86.713W
Mount Pleasant New Ross 899 feet 39.917N 86.709W
New Ross New Ross 876 feet 39.953N 86.716W
James Russellville 843 feet 39.868N 86.904W
Pisgah Shannondale 889 feet 40.012N 86.717W
Fruits [AKA: Snyder, Fruits, McCormick] Waynetown 768 feet 40.012N 87.063W
Meharry Wingate 731 feet 40.204N 87.073W
Oakland Wingate 853 feet 40.149N 87.017W
Old Turkey Run Wingate 768 feet 40.156N 87.074W
Pleasant Hill Wingate 781 feet 40.167N 87.074W


Source: Weekly Argus News July 15, 1899 p 10

Ira McConnell is home from the Meharry neighborhood where he has been putting in cement driveways in the Meharry Cemetery. This cemetery, which is practically a private one, is kept in the best condition by the children of parents whose memory they thus honor. As a rule such burying grounds are sadly neglected - kbz


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 22 December 1888

Headstones Arrived. The headstones for the unmarked soldiers' graves have arrived and Wm. Reprogle and C. D. Huffman are engaged distributing them to the different cemeteries where they will be placed in proper position. - thanks to Kim H


Source: Crawfordsville Daily JOunral 27 Dec 1894 p3

Fred Bandel is unloading a car of granite monuments. Three go to Oak HYill and one to Wingate. One of them is for Grandfather Krug, who was over one hundred and two years old at his death. Mr. Bandel says that he is selling more granite work than in any previous year.


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 13 April 1900

The finding of a skeleton in clearing the site of the Masonic temple in Crawfordsville was regarded as strange, and now Ladoga comes to the front with a similar experience. A special from that place says: "In making the excavation on the contract for the Masonic temple in this place, the bones of a human being were found in an old well." Great interest was manifested as to who it might be, and many are the conjectures by the older citizens here as to their stories of identity, each tracing back to years ago as to their knowledge of certain ones that were missing and were never heard of again. -- kim h

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