Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
S ½ of the NE ¼ of Sec 32, T16N R2E
Visited July 30, 2005 and October 22, 2008

This cemetery is between Shiloh Road and Raceway Road, on the south bank of the Brown Drain.  It would be wise to either use a GPS or be escorted to the cemetery.  The best way to approach the cemetery is from Karen Drive, which is on the east side of Shiloh Road.  Enter the yard of number 10652. From the east yard, enter the woods and follow the south ridge of the creek east.  The cemetery is above a bend in the creek along the ridge.

Corners (This cemetery is approximately triangular due to the point of the ridge):
NW: N39°47.343’ W86°19.891’
SW: N39°47.324’ W86°19.887’
SE: N39°47.335’ W86°19.872’

Approximate Center:
N39°47.334’ W86°19.883’ or
N394720 W861953

This cemetery is not fenced, mowed, or maintained.  The area is heavily wooded.  The cemetery is almost completely destroyed.  Besides the two monoliths, little else stands.  Almost every tablet is lying on the ground face up, broken in pieces and covered in leaves.  Pieces of tablets are scattered throughout the cemetery, especially clumped near the two stack stones. Soon the tablets will have sunk and disappeared.
This cemetery was one of two cemeteries associated with the Salem Baptist Church (Raceway Road and 21st Street). It was mapped and read in 1979 by Ruth Pritchard, who stated that it had already been vandalized and most stones were on the ground.  She also surmised that many stones were missing or already underground and that many graves were probably unmarked, due to it being such an early burial ground.

Tablet Pieces  Monoliths Cemetery
                     Broken Tablet Pieces                                             Two Monoliths (Stouts)                                               Main Part of the Cemetery

Map of Cemetery Location

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