Project Coordinator: Theresa Berghoff >email@example.com<
Location: Centerville Rd., north of the town of Abington, Abington Township, Wayne County, Indiana
Oldest Stone: 1815 (?)
Newest Stone: 1999
Project Status: There is ongoing research to add Locust Grove to the Indiana Pioneer Cemetery and Burial Ground Registry. Currently, Theresa is mapping and documenting stones. She has also been responsible for the removal of scrub brush in the cemetery. There were problems of mulberry & poison ivy growing up on the stones, especially in the wooded area. Theres also a constant battle with out of control yucca. In 2004, the township trustee had a lot of the mulberry removed from around the stones. Many dead trees and stumps have also been removed. As far as the stones, there are many broken stones that have been removed from their original sites. Many of the stones in the cemetery are leaning or fallen and need reset.
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Permission: Granted by Abington Township Trustee, Donald Schwab.
Click here to view a photo of the Methodist Episcopal brick church.
According to History of Wayne County, IN 1884,
Abington Twp. Churches:
For many years afterwards, the Locust Grove Church held
a June Camp meeting on their grounds. In 1963 the Indiana Conference
of the Methodist Church sold the Locust Grove Church and Cemetery to
the Locust Grove Cemetery Association for $1.00. New grave sites were
surveyed on the north side of the cemetery. The church building was
torn down in the 1970s. The last burial was in 1999. In July of 2001
a storm topped 5 large trees, and damaged the fence surrounding the
cemetery. Recently, the only surviving member of the Cemetery Association
turned the cemetery over to the Abington Township Trustee.
Incomplete list of burials: