New Hope Cemetery

Butler Township, Miami County, IN

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         New Hope Cemetery is located northwest of the intersection of county roads 400S and 400E in the southeast corner of section 7, Butler Township , Miami County , Indiana .  It is about 2 miles southwest of the town of Peoria and 5 miles southeast of Peru , Indiana .  The approximately one acre was set aside for a cemetery by pioneer Butler Township resident, Mr. Wiles in 1853 or 1854.

          The first person buried in the cemetery was John Noble, who died by suicide on October 17, 1855, at age 35 years, 5 months and 23 days.  Early cemetery trustees were J. Johnson and John Borden.

          There are many unmarked graves and several stones are no longer readable.  Photos were taken by Rickey Bellamy.  Data entry by Sadie Cunningham and Debby Beheler.  Contact Debby Beheler for additions and corrections.

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