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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.


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


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


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



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


Sinn (Sind), Fleetwood, Helms, Wilkinson


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.


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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Date: Feb. 14, 2003

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