VIELEY CEMETERY or UNION TOWNSHIP PIONEER CEMETERY
Union Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
South Edge of the SW ¼ of Sec 28, T17N R1W
Visited October 1, 2005
This cemetery is on the southwest side of US 136, south of the bridge over
Ross Ditch and north of the water tower. It is north of Tri West High
School. The front can be seen from the road.
The creek runs along the north edge of this cemetery, so these coordinates
represent the farthest corner points.
NW: N39°52.798’ W86°32.404’
SE: N39°52.783’ W86°32.309’
N39°52.791’ W86°32.357’ or
This cemetery is partially fenced, mowed, but not maintained. A steep
ravine and creek border the north side of the cemetery. Some stones
are in danger of falling over the side. This cemetery is being mowed,
but not carefully. Some hard-to-mow areas have been let go. There
are many large monuments that are leaning precariously. Broken, leaning,
and piled tablets are all over. This cemetery needs to be restored
soon. Perhaps the high school could be a part of it. There are
over twenty victims of the 1873 cholera epidemic buried here.