Wayne County Indiana Cemeteries

Cemeteries can be a valuable source of information for historians and genealogists. In the late 1800s several local cemeteries were closed. Maple Grove (apx 14 acres) Cemetery was located  where the Madonna of the Trail monument is and  it ran  north toward North E Street-with the last expansion of the cemetery being situated immediately east of the new skate park. Maple Grove (apx 1500 plots) became part of Glen Miller Park  in the late 1880s. It was reported when the cemetery closed, two-thirds of the plots had not been sold, which would indicate  apx 500 people were buried in this cemetery. George Holman’s (one of Wayne County’s earliest pioneers) remains were removed to Elkhorn Cemetery, while the remains of John Finley (author of the 1866 book, Hoosier’s Nest,  and the 2nd Mayor of Richmond) were removed to Earlham Cemetery.

The  ”Public Cemetery” was located at the corner of of South E and 7th Streets. Swicker Park replaced this cemetery. Another cemetery, the old Catholic Cemetery, was located near the intersection of South 5th and G Streets. The old Friends Cemetery was located west of where Barker’s Fireplace Shop and the old Friends Meeting house  stand today. The Bridge and 9th Street splits the old location of this cemetery. I believe many of those  buried there were moved to the Hoover-Bulla Cemetery in Spring Grove.

Here’s a  partial list of Wayne County Area Cemeteries:

(Click on the Cemetery link to view the  burials listed for each cemetery  at Find A Grave)

All Wayne County Cemeteries listed at Find A Grave (116 listings)

Cemetery Wayne County City
Abington Cemetery Abington (Pottershop Rd.)
Bethel Cemetery Bethel
Boston Cemetery Boston
Brick Church Cemetery Hagerstown
Bryan Cemetery Centerville
Capitol Hill Cemetery Cambridge City
Chester Cemetery Chester
Clark Cemetery Jacksonburg
Concord Methodist Cemetery Richmond
Cook Cemetery Williamsburg
Springlawn Cemetery New Paris, Ohio (Preble County, OH.)
Crown Hill Cemetery Centerville
Doddridge Chapel Cemetery Centerville
Dublin East Cemetery Dublin
Dublin Middle Cemetery Dublin
Earlham Cemetery Richmond
East Germantown Lutheran Cemetery East Germantown
East Haven Cemetery Richmond
Economy Cemetery Economy
Elkhorn Cemetery Richmond
Fairfield Cemetery Greens Fork
Franklin Cemetery
Milton (Pennville Road)
Friends Cemetery Milton
Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Richmond/Boston
Goshen Cemetery Richmond
Greenlawn Cemetery Franklin
Greens Fork Cemetery Greens Fork
Heiny Cemetery Hagerstown
Hoover Bulla Cemetery Spring Grove (read more  abt Hoover/Bulla  here)
Hopewell Church Cemetery Fountain City
Locust Grove Methodist Episcopal Cemetery Abington
Milton Cemetery Milton
Mount Auburn Cemetery Mt. Auburn
Nettle Creek Friends Quaker Cemetery Dalton
New Garden Friends Cemetery Fountain City
New Port Cemetery Ft. City
Old Centerville Cemetery Centerville
Richland Cemetery Liberty-Brownsville (Union County, Ind.)
Ridge Cemetery Richmond
Riverside Cemetery Cambridge City
Saint Andrews Cemetery Richmond
Saint Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery Hagerstown
Saint Mary Cemetery Richmond
Shiloh Cemetery Richmond
South Cemetery Greens Fork
South Lawn Cemetery Dublin
South Side Cemetery Milton
State Line Cemetery Richmond
Stevens Family Cemetery Abington
Sugar Grove Cemetery Greens Fork/Hagerstown
United Brethren Cemetery East Germantown/Centerville
Valley Grove Cemetery Cambridge City
Webster Cemetery Webster
West Grove Cemetery Centerville
West Lawn Cemetery Hagerstown
West Point Cemetery Liberty (Union County Indiana)
West Side Cemetery Milton
Lutherania Cemetery Richmond
Whitewater Cemetery Whitewater
Williamsburg Cemetery Williamsburg
Willow Grove Cemetery Fountain City
Zion Lutheran Cemetery East Germantown


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