Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana

Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana


We were exploring when I saw it: a sign for Underhill Cemetery (also known as Cunningham Cemetery) in Saint Croix, Indiana.

Down a gravel road. Into the woods. This Perry County cemetery would be fun!

Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana

Heading on in, it felt like we were driving for quite  a bit when suddenly–there was a fork in the road!  There was no sign to tell us where to go. We chose to head right.

This is a narrow winding road. Lots of trees. No real room to turn around. When we came to another fork in the road, I was thinking horror movie–but luckily my husband, Jeremy, noticed that this fork made a big loop in front of the cemetery. Whew!

It really feels like the middle of nowhere. Underhill Cemetery is an old one!

Saint Croix, Indiana Cemetery

Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana

Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana


I was poking around and taking pics while my husband waited in the car with our sleeping kids. Rule #1 in our home? Never, EVER wake up a sleeping baby!

Caught up in the individual headstones, I suddenly realized what I was seeing. I called my husband out of the car–waking up everyone in the process. Oops.

Stones, not headstones, are set all around a large area of Underhill Cemetery. They are not random stones as they are spaced far enough apart, and in some cases, very far apart from one another.

Why are there so many markers here? Who are all these people? Are their names located anywhere or are they just lost? It was very unusual and something that even with all of my Indiana town cemetery wanderings I had not yet seen.

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Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana

Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana


Do you know why there are these stone markers?

We just can’t figure out the reason here at Underhill Cemetery in Saint Croix, Indiana. Please let me know in the comments!

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