Polk Township Cemeteries

BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY, page 1, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 15, T1N, R5E.
(14.7 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 8.4 miles to the intersection of Short's Corner Road, in Pekin, turn left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 0.4 miles to the intersection of Bethel Road, turn left, go 150 feet to the entrance to Bethel Church and Cemetery on the left. The cemetery is behind and west of the church.

BIERLEY CEMETERY, page 74, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 31, T1N, R5E.
(12.2 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 9.7 miles to the intersection of Voyles Road, turn right, go 1.2 miles to the intersection of Robin (formerly Scottie) Road, turn right, go 0.3 miles to the residence of David Scott, on the right. The Bierley cemetery is north of the Scott residence about 0.5 miles. Ask at the residence of Scott for permission.

BOWMAN CEMETERY, page 62, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 6, T1N, R5E.
(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 5.5 miles to the intersection of Motsinger Road, turn left, go 1.5 miles to the RR tracks (find a place to park), walk west (to the left) down the tracks, 1950 feet to the Bowman Cemetery. The cemetery is marked by a tall, large monument located on the bank, south (to the left) of the tracks, about 50 feet. The monument can be seen plainly from the tracks.

BROWN OR HOSEA CEMETERY, page 72, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 19, T1N, R5E.
(18.1 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn right, go 1.6 miles to the intersection of Whiskey Run Road and William's Knob road, turn left, go 0.9 miles to a farm gate on the left, near a small culvert. The cemetery is located on top of the hill to the left; follow the farm lane about 1/4 mile from the gate up the ridge to the top of the hill. The farm is owned by Earl Becraft who lives in the next house on the right. Ask at the house.

CROWE - MORRIS CEMETERY, page 66, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 13, T1N, R5E.
(16.1 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn right, go 0.7 miles to a driveway on the left, turn left into the drive. The Crowe-Morris cemetery is located approximately 75 yards behind and to the right of the residence. This cemetery is on property owned by Joe Bundy. Ask at the house.

CURTIS CEMETERY, page 74, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 15, T1N, R5E.
(14,9 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 0.4 miles to the intersection of Bethel Road, turn left, go 0.2 miles. The cemetery is marked by a large pine tree standing by itself on the left (south) side of the road approximately 50 feet from the road. There is a rock marker; no other signs of this cemetery exist today.

D. W. GRAY CEMETERY, page 73, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 29, T1N, R5E.
(11.4 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 9.7 miles to the intersection of Voyles Road, turn left, go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Old Pekin Road, turn right, go 0.1 miles to the intersection of Hurst Road, bear left, go 0.7 miles to a private drive on the left, turn left, go 0.1 miles to the house. The cemetery is located behind the house, across the dam of a small pond.

DAISY HILL CEMETERY (Clark County), page 76, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 26, T1N, R5E. (16.4 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn right, go 1.3 miles to the intersection of Dan Gray Road, turn left, go 0.8 miles to Daisy Hill Church and Cemetery on the right.

ELROD CEMETERY, page 60, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 20, T1N, R5E.
(12.8 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 8.4 miles to the intersection of Short's Corner Road, in Pekin, turn left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn right, go 0.5 miles to the driveway of the Herman Lockenour residence. The
Elrod Cemetery is located south of Blue River, approximately 1/2 miles west of the Lockenour residence. There is a wide path to the cemetery.

FLOWERS GAP OR WILLIAMS CEMETERY, page 71, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 24, T1N, R5E.
(17.3 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn right, go 1.6 miles to the intersection of Whiskey Run Road and William's Knob road, turn left, go 0.2 miles to a farm lane on the left, turn left, go 0.1 miles to the house. The
Flowers Gap Cemetery is located approximately 50 yards behind the barn in the woods, on property owned by John Smith. Ask at the house.

GIBSON CEMETERY, page 75, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 18, T1N, R6E.
(17.9 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn right, go 1.3 miles to the intersection of Whiskey Run Road and Honey Run Road, turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Fitzpatrick Road, continue approximately 150 feet to a farm drive on the left, just before the bridge, turn left, go 0.2 miles back the drive to the residence (barn). The
Gibson Cemetery is located east of the residence approximately 1/4 mile and approximately 75 feet north of the power line. The cemetery can be seen from Fire Lane Road, by continuing past the farm drive on Honey Run Road to approximately 0.1 miles north of the intersection of Honey Run Road and Fire Lane Road, where the power line crosses Fire Lane Road. The cemetery is on land owned by James and Rachael Willoughby. Ask at the house.

MOTSINGER OR PEELERS BRANCH CEMETERY, page 70, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 10, T1N, R5E.
(11.2 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 1.3 miles to the intersection of SR 160, turn left, go 3.3 miles to the intersection of County Farm (formerly Poor Farm) Road, turn right, go 2.3 miles to the intersection of Farabee Road, turn left, go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, and Blue River Baptist Church, go straight, go 0.5 miles to the intersection of Olive Branch Road, turn right, go 1.3 miles to the intersection of Olive Branch Road and Bethel Road, go straight 1.4 miles to a dirt lane on the left, just before a small bridge, turn left into the lane [at this point, you must leave the Lexsus, and have either a 4x4 or good walking shoes], to 0.1 miles to a stream crossing, [you have another option, you may cross the stream, or drive up the stream; if you drive look for the second field entrance on the left out of the stream], cross the stream and at the top of the bank turn hard left, follow the dirt lane 0.2 miles and look for another stream crossing, [this is an abrupt bank; not for the weak of heart in a 4x4], or continue on, another 0,1 miles to a gentler stream crossing, take the field entrance on the left out of the stream. The Motsinger Cemetary is at the far end of the field to your left, at the top of a mound, near the woods; it is out in the field, so it might be obscured if the field is planted in corn.

OLD ELIM CHURCH CEMETERY, page 62, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 21, T1N, R5E.
(12.3 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn right, go 0.5 miles to the driveway of the Herman Lockenour residence. The
Old Elim Church Cemetery is north and west of the house near the barn. The stone enclosure and iron fenced portion of the cemetery can be seen from the road at 0.4 miles east of the barn.

OLD PEKIN CEMETERY, page 73, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 30, T1N, R5E.
(10.4 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 left, go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Jefferson and 5th Street (at the stop sign), go straight 0.2 miles to a farm lane, on the right in a curve. Pull into farm lane and stop. Walk back farm lane 550' to a lone oak and sycamore on your right on either side of a small ditch, leave the lane turning right and walk towards the woods and hillside, and pass between the oak and sycamore until you come to a fence at the edge of the woods. There should be a fence coming down the face of the hill. Follow the fence up the hill, keeping the fence on your left, about 300 feet. The cemetery is about 100 feet to the right of the fence underneath a large oak.

OLIVE BRANCH CEMETERY, page 11, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 5, T1N, R5E.
(9.5 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 1.3 miles to the intersection of SR 160, turn left, go 3.3 miles to the intersection of County Farm (formerly Poor Farm) Road, turn right, go 2.3 miles to the intersection of Farabee Road, turn left, go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, and Blue River Baptist Church, go straight, go 0.5 miles to the intersection of Olive Branch Road, turn right, go 1.3 miles to Olive Branch Cemetery. The cemetery is across the road, east of the church.

PIXLEY CEMETERY MARKER, page 75, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SE 1/4, Section 4, T1N, R5E.
(15.5 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 1.3 miles to the intersection of SR 160, turn left, go 12.2 miles to the intersection of Pixley Knob / New Liberty Road, turn right, go 1.5 miles to the Pixley Cemetery Marker. The marker is on the left (east) side of the road at the top of the bank near the road. The marker maybe hard to see if weeds are grown up on the roadside; the marker is about 100 yards south of the driveway. This cemetery does not exist today.

Rose Cemetery

SODOM OR STEWART CEMETERY, page 68, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NE 1/4, Section 3, T1N, R5E.
(11.5 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 1.3 miles to the intersection of SR 160, turn left, go 7.5 miles to the intersection of Conway Church Road, turn right, go 0.7 miles to t he intersection of Mt. Zion Road (formerly Sodom Road), turn left, go 1.5 miles to a residence on the right, at the base of a hill, before a stream, turn right into driveway. Sodom Cemetery is located approximately 200 yards west of the house, in the woods. Ask at the residence.

SWAYBACK or MT. PLEASANT CEMETERY, page 46, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 24, T1N, R5E. (17.9 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn right, go 1.6 miles to the intersection of Whiskey Run Road and William's Knob road, turn right, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Daisy Hill Road, turn right, 0.1 miles to Swayback Cemetery. The cemetery is on the right (north) side of the road.

TASH CEMETERY, page 58, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 19, T1N, R5E.
(9.4 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 left, (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.1 miles to the intersection of School Street, turn left, go 0.1 miles to a gate at the top of the hill, go through the gate, cross the lot and follow the graveled trail 0.3 miles to the Tash Cemetery.

WILLIAMS CEMETERY, page 73, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in SW 1/4, Section 12, T1N, R5E.
(16.3 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 left, go 0.1 miles to Main St., (cross the RR tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn left (on Blue River Road), go 0.9 miles to Williams Cemetery. The cemetery is at the edge of the road, on the right (south) side. It is fenced.

WILSON-MEAD CEMETERY, page 63, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 7, T1N, R6E.
(16.2 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 1.3 miles to the intersection of SR 160, turn left, go 12.0 miles to the intersection of Blue River Road, turn right, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Goss School Road, go straight 1.6 miles to Wilson-Mead Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the right (north) side of
Blue River Road. It is surrounded by tall white pine trees.

 

R tracks and turn right) go 0.3 miles to the intersection of Water Street (also Blue River Road), turn left, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Eastern School Road, turn right (on Blue River), go 1.7 miles to the intersection of Lockenour Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 2.5 miles to the intersection of Bowers Knob Road, turn left (on Blue River), go 1.1 miles to the intersection of Honey Run Road, turn left (on Blue River Road), go 0.9 miles to Williams Cemetery. The cemetery is at the edge of the road, on the right (south) side. It is fenced.

WILSON-MEAD CEMETERY, page 63, Polk Twp. Cemeteries
Located in NW 1/4, Section 7, T1N, R6E.
(16.2 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 1.3 miles to the intersection of SR 160, turn left, go 12.0 miles to the intersection of Blue River Road, turn right, go 0.8 miles to the intersection of Goss School Road, go straight 1.6 miles to Wilson-Mead Cemetery. The cemetery is located on the right (north) side of
Blue River Road. It is surrounded by tall white pine trees.

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