This cemetery is on the southwest corner of SR 39 and 900S, south of Belleville.
It is large and visible from both roads.
NW: N39°37.796’ W86°28.936’
SE: N39°37.762’ W86°28.796’
N39°37.779’ W86°28.866’ or
This cemetery is mowed, maintained, and partially fenced. The old section,
near where the church was, is on the east end. Modern burials are on the
west end. Many years ago a lot of the soft limestone tablet stones
were stuck in wet concrete. Just recently this process has been started
again. Over 100 stones have been set into wet concrete. (This
process usually causes the weaker gravestone to break off at ground level.)
Many broken stones were set in wet concrete laying face up. (This causes
extreme weather erosion and also causes the stone to shatter with freeze
and thaw cycles.) Old stones have been replaced with new markers and
the old pieces discarded behind the shed. The new markers only
have year dates and no other information. These extremely incorrect
restoration techniques were discussed with the caretaker, who will hopefully
change methods. However, most “restoration” has already been completed.
Whole Cemetery (toward SR 39)
Tablet Stones in Concrete
Tablet Stone Face Up in