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
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.
NW: N39°39.880’ W86°34.801’
SE: N39°39.870’ W86°34.787’
N39°39.875’ W86°34.794’ or
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
Cemetery From the Field
Sinking Stack Stone