Mt. Pleasant Hackleman Cemetery in Chrisney, Indiana was really neat!
Old trees were located all along the back of the long, long cemetery.
Mt. Pleasant Hackleman Cemetery in Chrisney
Have you ever wondered why cemeteries appear on little Indiana? Not only do I enjoy tromping through them, while reading headstones, and thinking about people’s lives, but many, many folks are interested in family genealogy.
Surprisingly, more than a few emails have been from readers like you that were so glad to see a cemetery featured because they were doing research and couldn’t find information about the cemetery anywhere else! Finally, they had a chance to see that a particular place really did exist!
The saddest email concerned the John Doe grave site located at Sayler Makeever Cemetery in Rensselaer, Indiana. In the email, a woman was hopeful that it was her missing brother! But, no, she was able to see that the timeline didn’t match up. Her search continues and I hope she finds closure.
Chrisney, Indiana Cemetery
Chrisney itself is a tiny town with a population of less than 500 people (as of the 2010 census). Originally named Spring’s Station, as is the small town fashion, the name was changed.
In 1882, the name of the town was switched to Chrisney in honor of John B. Chrisney, the owner of the land where the train rail and the post office were to be built. It is a bedroom community. Chrisney is the only town in Grass Township.
Back to Mt. Pleasant Hackleman Cemetery! This cemetery was really nice to walk. It’s really long so there’s a lot to look over. Genealogists searching for information regarding family buried at this Spencer County cemetery might want to refer to a list of those resting here by what I assume was Sharon Patmore in 1986 though I’m not certain that’s what that comment at the top of the page means!
The stones here at Mt. Pleasant Hackleman Cemetery in Chrisney, Indiana are really nice. The older, 1800s headstones feature excellent flourishes. You know the Victorians always went all out! Some of the later era stones have interesting quotes.
It’s a quiet, peaceful place that’s great for stretching out your legs and enjoying some of that Southern Indiana scenery at this lovely Indiana cemetery.
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Mt. Pleasant Hacklemore Cemetery
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