There is only one known cemetery in Lake Township, Newton County, Indiana. It is located west of us Highway 41 on the southwest corner of State Road 10 and County Road 400 W. Lake Village Cemetery is located in Lake Township, Newton County, Indiana, west of the town, bounded on the north by State Road 10. From the intersection of us Highway 41 and State Road 10 go west one mile where the cemetery is located on the south side of the highway. The old section of the cemetery was given by Richard Wade, an early pioneer and contains one acre of land. For a number of years it was called the Wade Cemetery. The old burials on the hilly section at the northeast corner of the present cemetery and evidence of a circular road and other abandoned roadways mark the old section. The first burial appears to be that of Belinda Wade, wife of Richard, who died July 28, 1861, aged 62 years and 7 months. At a later date another acre of land was added, a gift of Jona Marshall, who is buried with his wife in the old part of the cemetery. He, at one time, operated a tavern in Momence, Illinois, and appears as one of the characters in Burroughs Tales of an Old Border Town and Along the Kankakee. Probably when the new land was incorporated into the cemetery, it became known as the Lake Village Cemetery. A number of attempts have been made to find the plat for the old section of the cemetery, but to no avail. We have attempted to visualize what the old part of the cemetery looked like and it is apparent that there were roadways and walkways that have been abandoned for some time. Lacking adequate records, we can only surmise how it was organized and what the plot may have looked llke. In a number of instances, concrete enclosures were made around a family plot and they measure approximately 6 feet by 24 feet, and it is guessed that each contained eight spaces six feet by three feet. Nikki Hanger, the current trustee for Lake Township, opened what records she had available to the Falily Division of the Newton County Historical Society and a number of meetings were spent during the summer of 1995 reading and studying the records that were still extant. Sections were arbitrarily assigned to the old section of the cemetery to assist in reading and recording it. They do not reflect the thinking of the original caretakers of the cemetery. It is possible that a number of burials have been overlooked as no stones or markers exist.