Oregon Township, Clark County, Indiana

LuAnn Staley reported on 9/11/98 finding a small pioneer cemetery on Sawmill Road, near the Scott County line, in the northwestern most tip of Oregon Township, in Section 288. It is at REMC Pole No. 10458, approximately 6/10ths of a mile east from the junction with Dieterlen and Lindenmayer Roads, on the north side of the road.

The cemetery is fenced and the gate is wired shut.  It was probably cleaned 2 or 3 years ago when several large trees were removed from the site.

The pictures above show how overgrown this little cemetery was on June 5, 1999.  There are numerous holes under the vegetation and footing is quite treacherous.

LuAnn is going to try to get a county corrections department or probation department crew up there to do some clean-up, which may reveal more graves and permit a thorough indexing of the site.  Despite its condition, LuAnn was able to extract the following data from the eight stones she was able to find:

.               .                       .               .                Code for map below
BOLLY           Henry, son of M & M     05/25/1847      08/03/1860             F
BOLLY           Infant son of M & M     11/21/1860      11/21/1860             G
BOLLY           Magdlena                01/03/1819      05/08/1898             E
BOLLY           Melchoir                12/15/1818      02/03/1902             D
SCHOLL          Infant daughter of

                ___________             06/12/1873      06/12/1873             H
SCHWIN          Agnas, wife of

                S. Schwin (81 yrs.)     ????            ????                   A
SCHWIN          Barbara, daughter of

                S. Schwin (61 yrs.)     ????            ????                   B
SCHWIN          Simon (aged 86? years)  ????            ????                   C

LuAnn provided the following sketch of the layout of the cemetery:

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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