WEST BRANCH FRIENDS CEMETERY
Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana
SW ¼ of Sec 32, T14N R2W
Visited June 17, 2005

Directions:
The cemetery is at the north end of Coatesville.  Turn east onto Hathaway Drive from SR 75.  Cemetery is straight ahead about 1 ½ blocks. 

Corners:
NW: N39°41.324’ W86°39.877’
SE: N39°41.296’ W86°39.859’

Approximate Center:
N39°41.310’ W86°39.868’ or
N394119 W863952

Condition:
This cemetery is township owned and is mowed by the Sharps, who live just east of the cemetery.  It was restored in 2005 by Cascade Junior High students, under the direction of Jessica Felix.  The Sharps also worked to restore the cemetery. Before restoration, the cemetery was in bad condition.  Many stones had fallen and were lying in piles.  Stack stones had fallen or were leaning considerably.  During restoration, many bases were found underground which allowed the tablets to be placed in their original locations.  All stones were thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and reset.  It is a beautiful example of a restored pioneer cemetery. 

Photos of individual stones have been entered into Find-A-Grave (ignore incorrect duplicates by other submitters).
For detailed information about the individuals buried in the cemetery, please contact Jessica Felix.

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


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