Franklin Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
NW ¼ of Sec 22, T14N R2W
Visited July 20, 2005

This cemetery is in the northeast part of the town of Stilesville.  It is on the north side of North Street between Milton Street and 550W. It is large and visible from the road.

Corners (This cemetery is irregularly shaped and at an angle):
SW: N39°38.401’ W86°37.944’
SE: N39°38.472’ W86°37.641’
NE: N39°38.538’ W86°37.655’
NW: N39°38.442’ W86°37.963’

Approximate Center:
N39°38.463’ W86°37.801’ or
N393828 W863748

This cemetery is mowed and partially fenced.  The east side is the large modern section, which is maintained nicely.  The west side is the large old section and is in horrible condition.  Almost every stone is in need of immediate restoration.  Most tablets lay broken and face up on the ground.  Most stack stones have fallen or are leaning severely.  Large monoliths have been knocked over, possibly by vandals. Whole rows of stones lay scattered on the ground. Work must be done to save this cemetery.

                                    New               before
                                                      Newer (East) Section                                                            Old (West) Section

                                                  Old          Tablets                                                                                                                                                                        Fallen Stones in the Old Section

UPDATE:  Work was done on the Stilesville Cemetery on September 24, 2006 by the Mill Creek Junior Optimists and high school Octagon Optimists clubs.  Many fallen tablet stones at the south end of the old section of the cemetery were cleaned and reset. The cemetery association is excited about continuing restoration work in the spring.  
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