Charlestown Township, Clark County, Indiana

This large, active cemetery is located on Pleasant Street in the City of Charlestown, between the downtown area and the High School. It appears meticulously maintained and is the final resting place of many pioneers and veterans of many wars as well as the site of the grave of Jonathan Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana (see monument above).

According to The Political Graveyard, a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, among those buried here are:

Mr. Kestenbaum's website also lists: as being buried at the "Old Cemetery", which I believe is one and the same as Charlestown Cemetery.

Special THANKS go to Richard Leroy Pearson, for his generosity in giving this CC enormous amounts of data covering this cemetery.
Go here to view interments in the Charlestown Cemetery.

I have been informed that records on burials at Charlestown Cemetery are available from:

I have not yet spoken with Chris Grayson to ascertain his customary charge for providing copies of burial records. However, if you write Mr. Grayson requesting information, I recommend that you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. As an expression of appreciation for his efforts, I personally would enclose a token donation of a dollar or two for each look-up requested to be used for the maintenance of the cemetery.

It is important that you provide as much data as possible when requesting a look-up by a cemetery. Provide the ancestor's full name, maiden name (if known), date of birth, date of death, reason you believe he or she is buried at this location, etc. This will greatly improve your odds of getting the result you want and will make the records keeper's job much easier.


You can also contact for lookups in this cemetery.


I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Additional information may be available from either the:
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

E-mail: Dee Pavey

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