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Tipton County
Pioneer Cemeteries
Restoration Project


The Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project was begun in October 1997 as an effort to generate public awareness about the neglected pioneer cemeteries of Indiana. The state of Indiana is home to thousands of abandoned or neglected pioneer cemeteries, the oldest of which now approach 200 years.   The goal of this project is to restore and preserve as many of these cemeteries as possible. This project was founded on the belief that we owe our pioneer ancestors a better monument  than a forgotten grave amid bramble and thicket. 

The idea behind the Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project is not for the Coordinators to take charge of each Pioneer cemetery in the county, but rather to  offer guidance and training to volunteers who would adopt a cemetery in the county as their project. Sometimes helping to do the restoration as well.

Hello I am Joan Wray and I am the coordinator of the Tipton County, Indiana   If you have any questions or comments about the project, please e-mail me.

Recent report from the restoration
committee.  PDF
One Man Cemetery 
 News article _no date?
Richardson Cemetery restoration sheet_PDF  Tucker Cemetery

Map link from Google maps

 Tipton County, Indiana Cemeteries listed on the Genweb

Local History Links for Tipton County, Indiana

Cemeteries listed on Find-A-Grave site

 The Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project.
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