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Fleetwood Cemetery, Belmont, Brown County, Indiana

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Fleetwood Cemetery
Belmont, Brown County, Indiana
Cemetery: Fleetwood Cemetery

Other: Wilkinson, Crooked Creek, Thunder Valley

Sign: No

Street: Crooked Creek Rd.

City: Belmont, IN

Township: Washington

County: Brown

State: Indiana

Nation: U.S.A.

Zip:

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: On State Rd. 46 West of Nashville, In, take Crooked Creek Rd. to the south

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: Yes

Features:

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: Around 1840

Gravestones: 33

Oldest: 1840

Newest: 1917 ?

Removed: Yes

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods: Adhesives

Restoration: No

Association: No

Records: No

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: No

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: No

Marble: No

Native: Yes

Slate: Yes

Others: Yes

Wood: No

Materials: Unsure

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: No

Hands: No

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: No

Photos: No

Religious: No

Scrollwork: No

Urns: No

Carvings: No

Condition: Cemetery destroyed

Unmarked: No

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Unknown

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: Yes

Report: Yes

VA: Gravestones-Overturned

Overgrowth: None

Overgrowth: Problem-Access

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Problem-Seasonal

Owner: Private

Use: Agricultural

Bordering: Woods

Change: Unknown

Reason: Roads

Visited: Rarely

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Unknown

Contacted: Brown County, Indiana prosecutor; Indiana Dept of DNR

Surnames:

Sinn (Sind), Fleetwood, Helms, Wilkinson

Other_Information:

This cemetery is on private property. The new owner decided to build a house. He moved all the stones, cleared the land around, laid a SEPTIC FIELD on top of the cemetery, then covered it with several feet of dirt ! The stones are piled under a tree. He started the foundation of a house. He was legally stopped, and now the case is dragging on in court, trying to decide what will be done with the cemetery.

Support:

Jim Oliver, Prosecutor Brown County Indiana Nashville, IN Rick Jones Div. of Historic Preservations and archeology 402 W. Washington Room W274 Indianapolis, IN 46204

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name: Karen Sinn

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Date: Feb. 14, 2003

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