This cemetery is located on the north side of 200N between 625W and 525W.
Enter at #5604. Follow the drive north, west behind barn, and immediately
north again. Follow the fencerow north. The cemetery is on the
west side of the lane in the trees.
NW: N39°47.527’ W86°37.657’
SE: N39°47.522’ W86°37.648’
N39°47.524’ W86°37.653’ or
This cemetery was restored by Jessica Felix and the Mill Creek adult and
junior Optimists in the fall of 2008. This cemetery is still partially
fenced with barbed wire and a line of trees defines the rest of the perimeter.
The cemetery had not been mowed or maintained for many years. The long-time
landowners, Glenn and Joy (Plunkett) Johnston, cleared the brush and dead
trees from the cemetery before the project. The cemetery was then probed
and stones not appearing on any prior transcriptions were found. On
October 4th, 2008 the Optimists and members of the Johnston family cleaned,
repaired and reset the gravestones to their original positions in the cemetery.
The result is a beautifully restored pioneer cemetery.
This cemetery began as a burial ground for the children of George W. and
Katherine Turner and then later the grandchildren of Paul and Elizabeth Faught,
who lived nearby. The Stephen Gowin family also lived next door. Burials
were grouped by family and not order of death.
George W. Turner owned 200 acres of land when he sold it April 1st, 1880
to John F. Underwood. The legal description was: The E1/2 of the SW1/4
of Sec. 27, the E1/2 of the NW1/4 of Sec. 34, the SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Sec.
34, all in T16N R2W, with the exception of 36' by 50' on the W side of the
E1/2 of the SW1/4 of Sec. 27 (the cemetery). Stephen Gowin owned 90 acres
to the west of Turner. Interestingly, Stephen Gowin died over a month
after the Turner property sold, but was still buried in the cemetery.
Biography information and individual headstone photographs
can be found at
A spreadsheet with burials, census information and map can be found
Site Before Clearing
Cemetery After Uncovering All Stones & Bases
Cemetery After Stone Restoration
Map of Cemetery Location