Niles Township, Delaware County, Indiana
Cemetery: Granville Cemetery
Directions: Travel Indiana State road 3, North to CR 900 North, East to CR 275 East, travel south through the town of Granville, road curves to the south, travel East to the bridge. Cemetery is southwest from bridge and west of the Mississenawa river. There is a grassy lane which leads back to the cemetery on a hill.
Features: Trees, Bushes
Oldest: Unsure, some in early 1840's
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Contacted: Niles township trustee, Dorothy Smoot, Mark Davis - Stone Saver cemetery restoration
Battreall,Dudelston, Green, Sloniker
I have been told that several years ago a farmer let his cattle into the cemetery to graze, and that most of the damage was done by the cattle. Also there has been some vandalism, markers thrown over the fence into the surrounding fields. Several markers overturned and broken up. The trustee let the men who mow the cemetery attempt to restore some of the markers. They have no knowledge on restoration, they used sylicone caulk, concrete, and metal bars to try and fix the markers and have caused more damage. There are several pioneers to Niles township, and Civil War and War of 1812 veterans buried in this cemetery, whose markers have been destroyed or vandalized. The trustee said she didn't have the money to do anything, and that was the best she could do. She didn't act very interested in the welfare of the cemetery.
Dorothy Smoot- Niles Township Trustee
name: Chris & Gina Richardson
Date: August 26, 2003