Randolph County, Indiana
Old Lost Hopewell Today
William & Elizabeth Norton Tombstones
Known as the Old Lost Hopewell Cemetery. Nothing remains of it. The cemetery was located on the Wayne County line about 1/2 a mile west of County Road 350 East. The church and new cemetery were relocated in Wayne County. Known burials are members of the Norton, Coats & Williams families. Some markers were moved to the new cemetery but no bodies were exhumed or moved. An uncaring pioneer took some of the markers and put them down as a floor and covered them with cement for his hog house. It is not known how many pioneers are buried here.
Note: The photographs above were contributed by Rodger Norton, great-great-grandson of William and Elizabeth Norton. The tombstones of William & Elizabeth are now located in the Hopewell Church Cemetery on Hopewell Road in Wayne County, Indiana.
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