Poor Farm Cemetery
Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana

Cemetery: poor farm cemetery
Sign: No
Street: sunny acres drive or old poor farm road
City: bedford
Township: shawswick
County: lawrence
State: indiana
Nation: usa
Zip: 47421
lat_ns: N
long_ew: W
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: south "I" st out of Bedford IN to sunny acres drive turn left for to shawswick volunterr fire dept. and park walk approx. 200 yards north east of fire barn into wooded area.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: trees and small 6x6 stone markers
Property: Public
Access: Inaccessible
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 50 to 75 years ago?
Gravestones: 100-150
Oldest: no dates just numbers
Newest: 1970?
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
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: No
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
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 in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: No
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: No
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
GroundCover: Yes
Moss: Yes
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Transportation
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: no one


no names just numbers


this cemetery was a place to bury people from the old poor farm mental hospital it is believed that part of the graves were desicrated to provide fill for a county road some years back it is a forgotten cemetery and a forgotten people. I feel at least names should be given to the graves.


I would say no county officials would care about this since they were the ones who ordered the graves used for fill.

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Date: 05-28-03