Pierce Township Cemeteries

BIG SPRINGS CEMETERY, page 24, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 30, and NW 1/4, Section 31, T1N, R4E. (9.2 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 8.2 miles to the intersection of Big Springs Road, turn right, go 0.7 miles to the intersection of Grandview Road, turn left, go 0.3 miles to Big Spring Church of Christ and Cemetery. The cemetery is on the right as you approach the church, and behind the church.

BLUE RIVER CEMETERY, page 84, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 4, T1N, R4E.
(5.2 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 2.7 miles to the intersection of Rudder Road, turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Blue River Church Road, turn right, go 1.2 miles to Blue River Christian Church, turn right into a private drive (Katy's Lane) across from the church, go 0.1 miles to a locked gate (ask at the house), go 0.4 miles to the cemetery.

Bowman Cemetery

CARTER CEMETERY, page 10, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 12, T1N, R4E.
(7.8 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 6.6 miles to the intersection of Sullivan Road, turn left, go 0.1 miles, turn left and follow the farm lane, go 0.3 miles to a farm gate (go past the barns and farm house on the right), go through the gate and follow the farm lane 0.2 miles to another gate (you have to cross a creek before the gate (if your in the Chrysler rather than the pick-up, you probably have gone too far, and should walk the rest of the way), through the gate, turn left, below the pond, and go up hill, bearing right 0.1 miles. The cemetery is located under two large maples trees, at the edge of the pasture, west of the old pond. Ask at the new house before you go.

CATHOLIC CEMETERY ON MCGARVIN PLOT, page 6, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 27, T1N, R4E. (10.3 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 7.5 miles to the intersection of Short's Corner Road (Vincennes Trail), turn left, go 2.0 miles to the intersection of Old Palmyra Road, turn right, go 0.6 miles to lane on the right, (this is a long lane with the residence sitting on a hill), turn right, go 0.2 miles up the lane. The
Catholic Cemetery is on the right, in the middle of a pasture, about 50 yards from the lane.

CAUBLE - WINGLER CEMETERY, page 79, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 6, T1N, R4E.
(7.1 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 5.5 miles to the intersection of Skylight Road, turn right, go 0.5 miles to the intersection of Cauble Road, turn right, go 1.1 miles to Cauble-Wingler Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the right (north) side of the road.

Cemetery on John McCoskey Farm

Cemetery on Egert Smith Farm

Cemetery on Clair Sullivan Farm

COLVIN CEMETERY, page 83, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 33, T1N, R4E.
(10.9 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 10.2 miles to the intersection of Old Palmyra Road, turn left, go 0.7 miles to an entrance to a farm field on the right. The
Colvin Cemetery is in the middle of the field, south, and slightly west of this entrance approximately 200 yards. It can be seen from the road if the crops are out of the field.

CRAVENS-SHANKS-GRAVES CEMETERY, page 3, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 2, T1N, R4E.
(6.0 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 5.0 miles to the intersection of Temple Road, turn right, go 0.5 miles to Martinsburg Road. Turn right into the driveway 150 feet before you get to the intersection of
Martinsburg Road. The Cravens-Shanks-Graves Cemetery is located approximately 200 feet north of (behind) the big barn at this residence. Ask at the house.

ENOCH MARTIN CEMETERY, page 78, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 32, T1N, R4E.
(9.4 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on
South Main St. (SR 135), go 9.4 miles to Enoch Martin Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the left side of SR 135, approximately 100 yards from the highway. It is beyond the barn surrounded by a stone fence.

FIRST SHILOH CHURCH CEMETERY, page 8, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 2, T1N, R4E. (5.1 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 4.6 miles to the driveway for the East Washington Rural Water Corp. pump station, on the left, turn left and pull up to the pump station . The
First Shiloh Church Cemetery is located to the left (north) side of the driveway about 150 feet at the base of a big tree.

Ford Cemetery

Frederick Boss Cemetery

Hamilton Cemetery

Hinds Cemetery

Indian Cemetery

Kepley Cemetery

Leach Cemetery

LUTHERAN CEMETERY, page 5, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 34, T1N, R4E.
(13.5 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 9.3 miles to the intersection of SR 335, turn right, go 2.0 miles to the intersection of Trainer Lane, turn right, go 1.4 miles to the intersection of Wagner Road, turn left, go 0.3 miles to a private drive, on the left, at the foot of the hill, turn left into the private drive. The
Lutheran Cemetery is located approximately 200 yards due east of the garage at this residence. Ask at the residence.

MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, page 11, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 23, T1N, R4E.
(10.2 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 8.4 miles to the intersection of Short's Corner Road, in Pekin, turn right, go 0.5 miles to the intersection of Daisy Lane, turn left, go 0.7 miles to the intersection of Martinsburg Road, turn right, go 0.1 to the entrance to the cemetery. The cemetery is on the northeast corner of the intersection.

MOUNT WASHINGTON CEMETERY, page 52, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 36, T1N, R4E.
(11.6 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 9.3 miles to the intersection of SR 335, turn right, go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Martinsburg Road, turn right, go 0.1 miles to Mount Washington Church and Cemetery.

NEWLON CEMETERY, page 1, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 11, T1N, R4E.
(6.1 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 5.5 miles to Motsinger Road, keep going, 0.1 mile to Newlon Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the right (south) side of SR 60. It is surrounded by a stone fence, and located approximately 250 feet from the highway.

OLD BLUE RIVER CEMETERY, page 94, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 4, T1N, R4E.
(4.7 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 2.7 miles to the intersection of Rudder Road, turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Blue River Church Road, turn right, go 1.2 miles to Blue River Christian Church, turn left into the church lot. The cemetery is located behind the church.

PHILLIP BOSS CEMETERY, page 6, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 34, T1N, R4E.
(11.7 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 10.2 miles to the intersection of Old Palmyra Road, turn left, go 1.5 miles to the Phillip Boss Cemetery. The cemetery is on the left side of the road, about 50 feet behind a mobile home. This is across the road from the Vivian Bush farm.

Ponsford Farm Cemetery

ROBERT EVANS CEMETERY, page 9, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 34, T1N, R4E.
(9.3 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 8.4 miles to the intersection of Short's Corner Road, in Pekin, turn right, go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Graves Drive, on the left, turn left, go 0.1 miles to Robert Evans Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the left, behind a residence, in the middle of the backyard.

RUSH CEMETERY, page 1, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 11, T1N, R4E.
(8.2 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 6.6 miles to the intersection of Sullivan Road, turn right, go 0.9 miles to the intersection of Martinsburg Road, turn right, go 0.2 miles to Rush Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the left (west) side of
Martinsburg Road.

Samuel Baker Cemetery

Sheets Cemetery

SHEPHERD - STRAIN CEMETERY, page 7, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4 Section 33, T1N, R4E. (11.5 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. (SR 135), go 10.2 miles to the intersection of Old Palmyra Road, turn left, go 1.0 miles to the intersection of Lewis Road, bear left and go straight off the curve as you approach, go 0.1 miles to the "square" intersection, turn left, go 0.2 miles the Shepherd - Strain Cemetery. The cemetery is on the left (south) side of the road, at the edge of the field; it is surrounded by a stone fence.

SULLIVAN FARM CEMETERY, page 1, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 11, T1N, R4E.
(8.7 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 6.6 miles to the intersection of Sullivan Road, turn right, go 0.9 miles to the intersection of Martinsburg Road, turn right, go 0.7 miles to Sullivan Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the left (west) side of
Martinsburg Road, just past the intersection of Banet Road.

VALENTINE BAKER CEMETERY, page 9, Pierce Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 22, T1N, R4E.
(11.1 miles from the Courthouse)
Directions: From the Courthouse, go south on South Main St. go 0.5 miles to the intersection of SR 60, turn left, go 8.4 miles to the intersection of Short's Corner Road, in Pekin, turn right, go 0.5 miles to the intersection of Daisy Lane, turn left, (at 1.2 miles, the cemetery will be located to your right (west) across the field and creek and on top of the bank) go 1.5 miles to a bridge, as soon as you cross the bridge turn right onto a paved/gravel area [this is the old road bed]. The
Valentine Baker Cemetery is located directly north approximately 0.2 miles. The cemetery is in the power line (look up) right of way 4 power poles to the north. You can drive part of the way, by driving around the lower edge of the field, but then you will have to walk, across a small ravine and some wooded brushy area to the cemetery.

 

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