Adjacent to a railroad track, lying between two corn fields, just north of Bennettsville in Carr Township in Section 11, is what we are calling Adkins Cemetery.
My first visit to this site was on 3/4/2000, in the company of Paul and Pat Coffman, Jack and Betty Briles, Kathie and Troy Danner and Jerold Callam, following a meeting of the Clark County Cemetery Preservation Committee.
This appears to be a good-sized cemetery and, from the reports we have received, there were, a number of years ago, 10 to 18 stones here. Today, there is only ONE stone remaining, the monument next to the flag in the picture shown above right.
This single marker provides the following information:
On one side: Bennet ADKINS, April 16 or 10, 1878 to Mar 22 1899 On 2nd side: Elizebeth (sic) ADKINS, Age 33 or 38 years On 3rd side: Viva ADKINS, age 18 years 4th side blank
|All photos on this page by Jerold Callam; photos at left enhanced to
The stone is actually quite white, which makes the engraving hard to discern without altering the contrast in the photo.
We have no further information available at this time.
. . . .I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Further information may be available from:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
New Albany-Floyd County Library or Sellersburg Library 180 West Spring Street 430 North Indiana Avenue New Albany, Indiana 47150 Sellersburg, Indiana 47172 Telephone: (812) 949-3527 Telephone: (812) 246-4493
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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