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Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

Established in 1825, Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana may be old but it’s rather well kept and, well, pleasant!

There’s a few crumbling stones here and there, and a few headstones almost overtaken by the woods, but this Switzerland County cemetery is rather interesting.

Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

When you start out in Pleasant Cemetery, you can’t help but notice that there are many long flat grave plots. It’s definitely unusual, at least, for what we have seen in Indiana so far.

At first we thought that perhaps this was something in vogue during an earlier decade but when we more closely inspected the headstone dates, we saw that they greatly ranged in age.

Why are there such flat, long grave plots in this Indiana cemetery? It was more than just one family. I’d love to know the answer to that one!

Pleasant, Indiana Cemetery

Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

We continued on to the oldest part of the cemetery, which is near the wooded area. In fact, parts of this grave site are slowly becoming part of the wooded area themselves!

As written on the sign (it’s on your way inside), it was purchased by representatives of the local Presbyterian Church back in 1825. Can you imagine what Indiana must have looked like back then?

Mary Carlton is the earliest burial here, taking place in 1826. I imagine that must have felt very lonely for her husband, Thomas.

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Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana

Pleasant is quite the small Indiana town! If you like poking through old cemeteries, you will want to stop here and stretch your legs.

You’ll find several old stones. Look into the woods and you’ll see a few more at Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner and Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 9 and 5) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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