PREBSTER-SPICKLEMIRE CEMETERY
Lincoln and Middle Townships, Hendricks County, Indiana
NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Sec 4 and NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Sec 5, T16N R1E
Initially visited October 21, 2005


Directions:
This cemetery is on the north side of US 136 across from Devonshire Drive.  It is in trees up on a small hill.  There is a small drive and a new sign.

Corners:
NW: N39°51.395’ W86°26.394’
SE: N39°51.382’ W86°26.346’

Approximate Center:
N39°51.389’ W86°26.370’ or
N395123 W862622

Condition:
This cemetery was restored in the fall of 2007 by volunteers led by Jessica Felix.  The brush and dead trees were cleared from the cemetery by a scout group led by Chris Breslin.  Later, a group of volunteers, including geocachers led by Jeff Curtis, helped clean, repair and reset all 41 gravestones.  There were many stones that had been set in concrete and had therefore broken off at ground level.  Some of the concrete was broken out to expose the remaining "stump" so the top pieces could be reattached. There were also a couple large stack stones that had fallen and were reset with a tripod hoist.  The remaining leaning or fallen tablet stones were cleaned and reset.  The result is a beautifully restored pioneer cemetery.

This cemetery may actually be two family burial grounds.  Adam Spicklemire bought the land he is buried on (the west part, which is in Middle township) on April 2, 1829. Buried on his side are the Holtsclaws, Davidsons and Hails.  John Adam Proebster bought his land, including the eastern part of the cemetery (Lincoln Township) on March 18, 1837. The Proebster/Prebster family plot is on his original land.  The Pattersons, Griffiths and Tinchers are also buried on his side. There is a large gap between the two burial areas, suggesting that it was originally two cemeteries.

Biography information and headstone photos can be found at  Find-A-Grave .
For a complete burial list and map click HERE .

Cemetery         During    Concrete Before
                           Cemetery Before Site Clean-Up                               After Site Clean-Up and Before Stone Restoration              Concreted Hail Plot

                            
After    Griffiths After  Hails After
                        Cemetery After Restoration                                        Griffith Plot After Restoration                                 Hail Plot After Restoration

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