SOUTHLAWN CEMETERY

AKA Palmer's Prairie

61300 US 31 S, PO Box 2532, South Bend, IN

South Bend, Indiana

Phone: 574-231-1093 or 574-291-3782

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Latitude: 41.603N
Longitude: -86.249W

 

Note below from the Web site of Palmer's Funeral Home

History:

The initial “cemetery” had its first burial in 1836 and began in the same manner as many other cemeteries in this area. Settlers who needed a final resting place chose a hillside, located in the center of today’s Southlawn Cemetery, and staked out an area for a family plot. In 1909 the Palmer’s Prairie Cemetery Association was formed and more acreage was purchased directly west of the existing cemetery. In 1924 more land was needed and a group of area businessmen, George Fuchs, Perry C. Hartman, Walter Palmer, George Frick Sr. and Phillip Schafer, formed a corporation and issued shares of stock for additional capital. In 1925, 45 acres of additional land was purchased and the cemetery was deemed Southlawn Cemetery Association. The association remained in place until 1999 when it was sold to a conglomerate out of state. Then, in June of 2002 KR and Kerry Palmer purchased the cemetery to regain local ownership. Southlawn presently has 45 acres of undeveloped ground for future growth.


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Unless otherwise noted the Information & Photo's have been contributed by John C. Monk. Thanks John for all that you have contributed to the web site.

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Started – November 03, 2005

Updated:Tuesday, November 25, 2008 05:51:21 PM