Wood Township, Clark County, Indiana

This cemetery [not to be confused with the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Oregon Twp] is on the south side of East McKinley Street in Wood Twp. at Borden.  Click here for a topographical map of this site, courtesy of www.TopoZone.com.

This is the new "town cemetery" and shouldn't be confused with the "Old Borden Town Cemetery" behind the school on the opposite side of the railroad tracks.

This is a large, active cemetery for which I have no index.

Jeff Harmon <JHar33@aol.com> reports that the Jeffersonville Evening News on Saturday, February 3, 1900 ran an obituary for "J. R. Vance" which offered the following information about the origin of the cemetery:

"For some time Borden has been in need of a new burial ground, the present one being small and in an undesirable place so Prof. Borden, who has done so much for the little town, came forward and gave a very pretty plot on the other side of the creek and with Mr. Vances' body we start the new cemetery, which we hope to make a beautiful place for our beloved dead."
Jeff also reports that "J. R. Vance" was actually John K. Vance, husband of Nancy Tash Packwood
Vance.  Jeff has checked the cemetery index at the Jeffersonville Library, and Mr. Vance  isn't listed, so it is assumed that his grave is unmarked.

Wood Township Trustee Shirley Nolot reported on 6/8/97 that this property is maintained by the town of Borden.

No further information available at this time.

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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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