ABNER-RAGAN CEMETERY
Marion Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
NW 1/4 of Sec 19, T16N R2W
Visited June 29, 2005

Directions:
This cemetery is on the Herbert Brown farm.  You will need permission to enter. The easiest way to find this cemetery is to have the family show you. Otherwise, use a GPS unit.  The house (#8489) is the first house west of Clay Road on the south side of CR 400N.  From the house, go south past the silos and barns to the cow pasture. Walk southwest to the gate between the cow pasture and the field. Once in the field, walk south along the fencerow to the woods. Walk west along the edge of the woods. The cemetery is in the woods to the south. A wrought iron plot fence is currently visible through the trees and weeds.

Corners:
NW: N39°48.950’ W86°40.910’
SE: N39°48.939’ W86°40.893’

Approximate Center:
N39°48.945’ W86°40.901’ or
N394857 W864054

Condition:
This cemetery is unfenced and not mowed.  It is almost completely destroyed. The area has been used as a cow pasture and will be used again. It currently has young trees and some undergrowth. The stones have all been knocked over and stepped on by cows. Only a half of a tablet stone was found.  There were other slotted bases, but the tablets were missing. The pieces of the stack stones were scattered throughout the cemetery by the cows. The only graves intact were the ones enclosed in a small wrought iron fence. There was only one stone found inside plus mature trees.

Cemetery       Base & Tablet       Stack Tops  
                                                Cemetery                                      Stack Base and Tablet Piece                       Top Parts of Stack Stones


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