Scott County

Bethel-Blocher Methodist Church Cemetery

The land where this cemetery is located was entered (patented) March 17, 1837, by Daniel Reynolds. Not many years later a log church was built thereon and a graveyard was set aside for burials. Next we find where on October 24, 1846, Alexander T. Robertson deeded a plot of ground to Alfred L. Johnson, Alexander T. Robertson, James C. Stodghill, Kinder Ferguson, and Daniel Wheat, Trustees of the Methodist Church “already erected there”. This was in the south east quarter of Section 17, T 3N, R 8E. We do not know how long the church stood there. The Town of […]

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Black Cemetery, Lexington Indiana

This long-neglected cemetery has been cleaned, restored and fenced by the Scott County cemetery Commission. It is located in Lexington Township, just west of county road 900 E. It is in the southeast quarter of Section 27, T. 3N., R. 8E. This tract of 160 acres was entered Dec.29, 1829, by Rev. Calvin W. Ruter, a pioneer Christian preacher. In 1889 the land was owned by Ann Black, hence the name of the cemetery today. There are only seven marked graves, but we were able to count over 25 graves marked only by rough head and flat stones, and sunken spots in the ground.

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