TINDER CEMETERY
Marion Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
W ½ of the NE ¼ of Sec 23, T16N R2W
Initially visited June 28, 2005

Directions:
This cemetery is on the north side of 350N between 425W and 525W. It is located on the Thomas Family Dairy, #4368.  From the house, walk northwest to the gate to the cow pasture.  The cemetery is northwest of the gate in a clump of trees in the middle of the cow pasture.

Corners:
NW: N39°48.881’ W86°36.260’
SE: N39°48.866’ W86°36.247’

Approximate Center:
N39°48.873’ W86°36.253’ or
N394852 W863615

Condition:
This cemetery was restored by Jessica Felix, students from Cascade Middle School, and the landowners in the Spring of 2007.  It is in a well-used cow pasture but is surrounded by barbed wire and concrete corner posts.  Prior to the Thomases buying the farm, cattle had been in the cemetery, causing much of the damage to the stones.  Many stones and pieces were never found.
The landowners cleared the brush and dead trees from the cemetery which allowed for the restoration of the stones.  All stones were cleaned, repaired and reset. There are two very large gravecovers supported by bricks in the southwest corner of the cemetery.  A tree has caused them to be pushed up and sideways.  The tree will need to be cut down in the fall before the bricks can be replaced and the covers moved back into place.

Photos of individual stones have been entered into  Find-A-Grave .
For detailed information about the individuals buried in the cemetery, please contact Jessica Felix.

Click HERE for a spreadsheet of known burials and plot map.


Cemetery         Finished        Finished
                       Before Restoration                                                          After Restoration                                                     After Restoration



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