AMO CEMETERY
Clay Township, Hendricks County, IN
NW ¼ of Sec 2 & NE ¼ of Sec 3, T14N R2W
Visited June 18, 2005

Directions:
Take Pearl Street south of the town of Amo.  The cemetery is located at the end of the road and is visible from town.

Corners:
NW: N39°41.133’ W86°36.912’
SE: N39°41.076’ W86°36.800’

Approximate Center:
N39°41.105’ W86°36.856’ or
N394106   W863651

Condition:
This is a large town cemetery.  The east half is the old section and the west is the new section.  The cemetery is nicely mowed and somewhat maintained.  There were very few stones that had fallen, but many that were leaning by different degrees.  About a dozen tablet stones were broken with the pieces leaned against each other. Although the cemetery looks at a glance to be complete, there are many footstones that don’t correspond to the headstones or even have a headstone at all.
The Mill Creek Junior Optimist Club, under the direction of Jessica Felix, did partial restoration in June of 2005. The group concentrated on small stones since they lacked the manpower to tackle the large stack stones.  Many tablet stones and small stack stones were cleaned and reset.  Large stones were also cleaned.  Five broken stones were nicely fixed and reset.  Although full restoration was not the goal, a lot of progress was made to enhance the appearance of the cemetery and protect the stones.
There are still many large stack stones that need to be leveled.  One monolith is broken and balancing on itself with no support.  There are also a few more tablets and footstones that are leaning. Many stones still need a good cleaning.

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