NICHOLS CEMETERY
Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
Center of Sec 7, T15N R1W
Visited February 3, 2006

Directions:
This cemetery on the south side of US 36, west of CR 200W.  It can be accessed through #2509 when the gates to the property are open.  From the house, walk southeast through the woods.  The south side of the cemetery is against the fence between the woods and the field.  It is up on a small ridge.  There are very few landmarks and many small streams, so either be led to the cemetery by the landowner or use a GPS unit with permission from the landowner. 

Corners:
NW: N39°45.204’ W86°34.063’
SE: N39°45.200’ W86°34.056’

Approximate Center:
N39°45.202’ W86°34.060’ or
N394512 W863404

Condition:
This cemetery is not fenced, mowed, or maintained.  Trees were planted long ago to form somewhat of a fence, so the boundaries are generally defined.  However, there are also many trees inside of the cemetery.  This cemetery is very hard to get to, even on foot, so restoration and maintenance would be difficult.  This is a very early cemetery that contains a notable family.  All of the stones are tablets, none of which are standing.  Most were laying face up and sinking into the ground.  After being photographed, the stones were flipped over in place.  The following stones were found (without probing the ground): Elizabeth Nichols, James W. Nichols (son of James and Sarah, previously listed just as “Infant”), James Nichols, John Nichols, Joseph Nichols, Rachel Nichols, Sarah Nichols, Andrew Stutsman (son of David and Jane Stutsman, died April 28, 1852, Aged 5m & 2d, previously listed as “Infant”), Mary J. Stutsman, Nancy Stutsman, Rachel Stutsman (daughter of David and Jane Stutsman, died Sept 2, 1846, Aged 18y & 3m, previous recorders could not find the piece with the first name).  There were also a couple footstones found. Four infant stones from a previous reading were not found.

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