BETHEL LUTHERAN CEMETERY
Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
N ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 12, T14N R2W
Visited January 25, 2005 and November 21, 2005

Directions:
This cemetery is on the south side of 650S between 200W and 350W.  It is just west of the curve in the road.  The cemetery is in a single clump of trees in the middle of a cultivated field.  It is easy to see, but not accessible while crops are in the field.

Corners:
NW: N39°39.880’ W86°34.801’
SE: N39°39.870’ W86°34.787’

Approximate Center:
N39°39.875’ W86°34.794’ or
N393953 W863448

Condition:
This cemetery is not fenced, mowed, or maintained.  Three of the four fence posts remain and the farmer is plowing very close to them.  All of the stones are contained in the northwest corner.  A source says that family came in the last few years and “restored” the cemetery by gathering the stones in one area.  Most stones are in a row in a trough of wet concrete, some placed flat, face up.  Another stone is perpendicular to the rest.  Most are small to medium sized tablet stones.  There is one larger granite stack that has fallen and sunk considerably into the ground.  The field is being plowed just a couple feet from the stones.  Although the township trustee claims to own this cemetery, he has never visited it.  Depending on who farms of the field, this cemetery could easily be destroyed.

     From Far      Stones     Stack
                    Cemetery From the Field                                                     Gravestones                                                        Sinking Stack Stone

   
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