LINGEMAN CEMETERY
Lincoln Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
W ½ of the SW ¼ of Sec 11, T16N R1E
Initially visited August 2, 2005


Directions:
This cemetery is on the west side of Acre Avenue at Washington Street off of 267. There is a fence with a sign above the entrance. 

Corners:
NW: N39°50.400’ W86°24.160’
SE: N39°50.383’ W86°24.111’

Approximate Center:
N39°50.392’ W86°24.136’ or
N395024 W862408

Condition:
This cemetery was restored in the summer of 2009 by volunteers led by Jessica and Dan Felix.  In just two days a group of about 50 volunteers cleaned, repaired and reset almost all of the 100 gravestones in the cemetery!  The volunteers included geocachers led by Jeff Curtis, 4-H members led by Sandy Shonegg, Mill Creek Junior Optimists and many neighbors and community members.  Larry Tippin from the Putnam County INPCRP once again lended a hand.  Thank you to everyone who worked to make this the most successful project so far!

This cemetery has gone through many stages of neglect.  It has not been consistently mowed in the past.  Large trees have fallen and there has been some previous vandalism.  Some stones have been repaired using incorrect methods. All but three stones had to be reset, including large monoliths.  Many stones were badly broken.  However, now all the stones have all been correctly cleaned, repaired and reset and mowing has been taken over by the Knights of Columbus.  Concerned community members will ensure that the cemetery stays in good condition.


Finished Cemetery
Finished Cemetery: 2009 (Compare to 2005 entrance photo. The stones magically appear!)

Middle    Goudy Plot
                                   Middle of the Cemetery After Restoration (2009)                    Goudy Plot After Restoration (2009) Compare to photo below.                                          


Cemetery             Pile             Tablets
                          Cemetery from the Entrance (2005)                                             Pile of Stones (2005)                                      Goudy Plot (2005)


       Entrance      Large Tree     Branches
                       Entrance with Sign (2008)                             Large Fallen Tree and Broken Stones (2008)             Tree Branches and Broken Stones (2008)



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