Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana
Date: March 3, 2001
Cemetery: Land Cemetery
Established: Early to middle 1800
Street: County Rd. 325E Woodward Property on the East Side
City: Carlisle, IN 2 - 5 miles
Nation: United States
Nearby: County Rd. 700 S. and 325 E.
Reached by: Public road
Location: Rural agricultural
Land Type: Private
Surrounded by: Broken fence
Unmarked graves: Yes
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: 1800's
Records location: Sullivan County Court House has some records.
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vegetation: Disturbing gravestones
Vegetation problem: Trees
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-ground cover
Vegetation problem: Moss
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-vines
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: This cemetery has been cleared and a new fence is being erected. All this work has been done by Land Family descendents with special thanks to Robert and Hosea Land who without their financial help this project would not have been completed as soon and surely not as complete as it will be.
Previous contacts: No one. We just found it today and I found your site. I just couldn't wait.
I would never know it was even there if I passed it 10 times a day, if I hadn't been doing my family tree and found out about it on the internet. It just looks like a small wooded area. We have looked for it for three days. The directions we were given were slightly wrong. It is right beside the road. You have to park on the road. It really just made me sick at my stomach to know that the first Land's that came to this area are in a place like this! It really surprised me, because the other small family plots we've found have been better taken care of. The trees and under growth have taken over. There are a few markers still ledgeable. The wife of the first Land's marker is broken but still ledgeable. And, there are about 3 or 4 others ledgeable. There is one that says 59th infantry. I am very sure that there are some covered by sod and weeds and trees.
Update - Contacts - Haddon Township Trustee - Marcia Early - Town Hall - Carlisle, IN 47838 Also - Indiana Speaker of The House - John Gregg John's email address may be found at www.ai.org/legislature/homepages/H45 - I did contact the Haddon Township Trustee today and she told me that she only had to (mow) the ones on her list and that it included only 18 cemeteries. We accquired a map of Sullivan County today with all the cemeteries listed and there are (by my count) 47 in her township! She also proceeded to tell me that she knew of one that was abandoned and that there were probably lots more that were. And, then told me that I should do what ever I have to do. I told her that I already had. She wasn't very friendly. Please help!
name: Brenda Land - Skipper