Howard Township Cemeteries

BECK CEMETERY, page 3, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 11, T1N, R3E.
(6.1 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail Road, at the stop sign in downtown Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), turn right, go 0.1 miles to the first private drive on the right. There is a grass pathway at the right edge of the yard leading uphill into the woods. The
Beck Cemetery is located at the top of the hill in the woods about 100 yards from the road.

Black Cemetery

BRITT CEMETERY, page 9, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 2, T1N, R3E.
(5.0 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 1.1 miles to Wilson Road, continue on Beck's Mill Road 0.5 miles to a farm gate on the right, turn right into the field, follow the trail through the field 0.3 miles to the northeast corner of a crop field, the cemetery is located approximately 100 yards north, and a little west, of this corner on the highest part of the ridge. There is a single stone that is set close to the ground. This cemetery is located on private land owned by John Lee Purkhiser; please ask before you go.

DANIEL VOYLES CEMETERY, page 139, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 35, T1N, R3E.
(10.3 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail Road, at the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, go straight, continue 3.5 miles to intersection of Huffman Road, turn left, go 0.2 miles to a residence on the right. The
Daniel Voyles Cemetery is located south-southeast of the residence approximately 200 yards. The cemetery can be seen from the residence; it is surrounded by a white board fence. The is on private property; ask at the residence.

DAVID VOYLES CEMETERY, page 141, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 36, T1N, R3E.
(11.0 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 8.2 miles to the intersection of Big Spring Road, turn right, go 0.7 to the intersection of Grandview Road, bear right, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Horner's Chapel Road, turn left, go 1.0 miles to a private roadway on the left (this serves several residences), turn left, go 0.3 miles to the end of the roadway. The
David Voyles Cemetery is located approximately 200 yards southeast of the mobile home at the end of the road. The cemetery is in the middle of a pasture/hay field and about 50 feet north of the woods line to the south of the pasture field. This is located on private land; ask at the mobile home.

ELLIS CEMETERY, page 11, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 28, T1N, R3E.
(10.0 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail Road, at the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, bear right and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Kansas Church Road, bear left and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 1.8 miles to the intersection of Apple Road, turn right, go 0.5 miles to a private drive on the right. The
Ellis Cemetery is located approximately 200 yards north of the drive, in the northeast corner of the woods. Follow the grassy lane, north along the edge of the woods to the fence row at the north side of the woods, turn right (east) and follow the fence to the corner of the woods.

GILSTRAP CEMETERY, page 13, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4 Section 8, T1N, R3E.
(9.3 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go north on N. Main St. 0.2 miles to the intersection of SR 56, turn left, go 7.3 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, go 1.4 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail, turn left, go 0.3 miles to a farm lane on the left, turn left, go 0.1 miles to Gilstrap cemetery. The cemetery is on the left (north) side of Vincennes Trail at the top of a small hill in the middle of an agricultural field.

Grave of a Child

Graveyard on Otto Marshall Farm

Grimes Cemetery

Grubb Cemetery

HALL CEMETERY, page 19, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 17, T1N, R3E.
(9.7 miles from the Courthouse) Directions: From the Courthouse, go north on N. Main St. 0.2 miles to the intersection of SR 56, turn left, go 7.3 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, go 2.2 miles to a square corner to the left in the road. The Hall cemetery is located straight ahead, to the south, as you approach this corner, approximately 100 yards south of the corner.

HARMON CEMETERY, page 25, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 20, T1N, R3E.
(9.4 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, bear right and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Kansas Church Road, turn right, go 1.7 miles to the Harmon Cemetery. The cemetery is on the right (north) side of the road at a small bend to the right in the road.

KANSAS CEMETERY, page 27, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 22, T1N, R3E.
(7.9 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, bear right and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Kansas Church Road, turn right, go 0.2 miles to Kansas Church of Christ. The church is on the left and the cemetery is behind the church.

LEE SMITH or ABEL VOYLES CEMETERY, page 133, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 35, T1N, R3E.
(11.3 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail Road, at the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, go straight, continue 3.5 miles to intersection of Huffman Road, turn left, go 0.5 miles to a "T", turn left onto a private drive, follow the drive 0.4 miles to the barn, continue east of the barn, across the field 0.3 miles to the cemetery. The Abel Voyles cemetery is located on a small bluff above a bend in
Blue River. This is on private land, ask at the house.

Lowery Cemetery

MOUNT CARMEL CEMETERY, page 101 Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 34, T1N, R3E. (10.8 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail Road, at the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, bear right and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Kansas Church Road, bear left and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 3.1 miles to Mount Carmel Church and Cemetery.

Newby on James Newby Farm

NEWBY CEMETERY, page 125, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 30, T1N, R3E.
(13.0 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go north on N. Main St. 0.2 miles to the intersection of SR 56, turn left, go 7.3 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, go 3.0 miles to the intersection of Rosebud Road, turn right, go 0.2 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, to 2.0 miles to Deweese Road, turn right, go 0.1 miles to a farm lane on the left, turn left, follow the farm lane 0.2 miles through a pasture/hay field to the Newby Cemetery. The cemetery is along the south side of the field in a grove of cedar trees.

Old Mill Creek Cemetery

ROLIN VOYLES CEMETERY, page 143, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 25, T1N, R3E.
(10.4 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 8.2 miles to the intersection of Big Spring Road, turn right, go 0.7 to the intersection of Grandview Road, bear right, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Horner's Chapel Road, turn right then turn left onto Grandview Road, go 0.6 miles to the intersection of Bud Miller Road, turn left, go 0.1 miles to the Rolin Voyles Cemetery Marker. The marker is located on the south (left) side of the road, at the edge of the woods just over the crest of a small hill (it is hard to see). The cemetery is located 600 feet south of the marker in the woods; there is a small foot trail leading from the marker to the cemetery. The cemetery is located on private land; ask at the house to the west.

Smith/Miller Cemetery

WINGLER CEMETERY NO. 1, page 145, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 15, T1N, R3E. (7.2 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 0.6 miles to the intersection of Becks Mill Road, turn right, go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Ft. Hill Road / Colglazier Orchard Road, turn left, go 2.9 miles to the stop sign at Beck's Mill (notice old mill on your right as you cross the bridge, before the stop sign), go straight 0.6 miles to the intersection of Organ Springs Road, bear right and stay on Beck's Mill Road, go 0.6 miles to the intersection of Rosebud Road, turn right, go approximately 200 yards to a fence row on the right. The
Wingler Cemetery is along the fence row, approximately 100 yards north (to the right) of Rosebud Road, surrounded by a woven wire fence.

WINGLER CEMETERY NO. 2 (OLD WINGLER), page 149, Howard Twp. Cemeteries Located in NE 1/4, Section 23, T1N, R3E. (9.7 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on S. Main St. (SR 135) 5.5 miles to the intersection of Skylight Road, turn right, go 1.9 miles to the intersection of Vincennes Trail Road, turn left, go 0.4 miles to the intersection of Bud Miller Road, turn right go 1.0 miles to the intersection of Baker Road, turn left, go 0.6 miles to a driveway on the right, turn right, go 0.3 miles the residence at the end of the drive. The cemetery is located approximately 150 yards northwest of the residence in the woods on top of the rise. The cemetery is not well marked, except for the single stone set by the cemetery commission. This is on private land; ask at the residence.

TWIN OAKS AMISH CEMETERY, page 151, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 19, T1N, R3E.
(8.8 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go north on N. Main St. 0.2 miles to the intersection of SR 56, turn left, go 7.3 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, go 3.0 miles to the intersection of Rosebud Road, turn right, go 0.2 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, to 1.0 miles to a lane on the right (at the Amish settlement), turn right, go 0.1 miles to the Amish Cemetery.

Unknown Cemetery

 

lass=GramE>TWIN OAKS AMISH CEMETERY, page 151, Howard Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 19, T1N, R3E.
(8.8 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go north on N. Main St. 0.2 miles to the intersection of SR 56, turn left, go 7.3 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, go 3.0 miles to the intersection of Rosebud Road, turn right, go 0.2 miles to the intersection of West Washington School Road, turn left, to 1.0 miles to a lane on the right (at the Amish settlement), turn right, go 0.1 miles to the Amish Cemetery.

Unknown Cemetery

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