OUR COMMUNITY CEMETERIES
From tiny plots to wide-open rural cemeteries and modern memorial parks, the evolving design of Monroe County’s 211 cemeteries captures the moving history of our community. The MCHC Cemetery Committee’s 24 members work diligently to update and maintain information on these “history parks” so family members, researchers and others with interest have an opportunity to learn, explore and share the stories of our community members who came before us.
Cemetery of the Month:
This cemetery is located in Richland Township, on the west edge of Section 1, coordinates Latitude: 39.24735, Longitude: -86.59267. It is just east of North Union Valley rd, and 150 yards north of the intersection with Maple Grove rd. The land is owned by Reed Quarries. This cemetery is abbreviated WAM2 in the Monroe County Cemetery survey.
This is a small and inactive cemetery. There are 18 burials listed in the records. The family names are: Constable, Copenhaver, Langwell, Moore, Parks, Vint, Whitson and Wampler with nine members of this family buried here. The first burial appears to be Nancy Copenhaver, who died in 1835, aged 40. The most recent was Joseph Wampler, who died in 1883 (however there is a note that the headstone was not found in 1998).
Cemetery Resources from our Volunteers
Other Useful Websites
1921-1940 Monroe County, Indiana Death Record Index
Find a Grave Search Engine by Name
Monroe County Public Library Obituary Index
State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (includes cemeteries)
For more information about local cemeteries and ancestors buried in Monroe County, please consult the History Center’s Research Library. The library keeps cemetery files and other books and resources available on-site and for sale in the museum’s gift store. You may email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.