Hoosier Dusty Files - September 25, 1863 - Crown Hill Cemetery Incorporated. Crown Hill Cemetery

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

September 25, 1863 - Crown Hill Cemetery Incorporated.
Crown Hill Cemetery
Crown Hill Cemetery incorporated on September 25, 1863 and the first purchase of 236 of land occurs on October 16, 1863. The cemetery was dedicated on June 1, 1864. On June 2, Lucy Ann Seaton became the first person interred in the cemetery. The cemetery contains the remains of people from all walks of life. One President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, rests with Vice Presidents, governors, legislators, secretaries and laborers. Cemetery staff conducts periodic tours of the beautifully landscaped and historic cemetery during the summer months. The 550-acre cemetary is the third largest cemetary in the United States. It contains the remains of President Benjamin Harrison, Vice-Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall, innovators Richard Gatling and Col. Eli Lilly, author Booth Tarkington and poet James Whitcomb Riley.
For information about the tours, contact:
Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery
700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-3800
(317) 920-2644

It is fun to experience Indiana's rich history. The easy to read “this day in history format” of the Hoosier Dusty Files makes it easy for readers to learn the history of the Hoosier state The author has excerpted articles his "A Year in Indiana History" book. . Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
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