Old Miami Cemetery

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This medium-sized cemetery was well-hidden from view of the road by a cornfield on the south side when we visited in August 1997. The other sides surrounding the cemetery were wooded. With detailed directions given to us by Helen Dye McCauley (whose ancestors include Dyes, Hartgroves, and Carnines) we were able to find the Old Miami Cemetery with ease.

Go east on 1050S from Miami, Indiana to the T in the road, turn right, then the road turns to the east (left). On the north side of the road about the second field there is a lane along the west side of the field. There are two concrete pillars on either side of the lane. When you get to the end of the field, the lane turns east toward the cemetery. There are no signs marking this cemetery either at the cemetery sight or from the road.
Helen gave me the name of this cemetery. It was listed as "no name cemetery" in a listing of Miami County Cemeteries I got at the Miami County Museum. Helen's grandmother called it the "Old Miami Cemetery. If you visit in summer or fall, be sure to bring insect repellant.
I had anticipated a tiny cemetery, but would guess there may be 300 or so burials there, although many are not marked by a stone.
We started at the southeast corner of the cemetery. There are many wide gaps in the crocked rows and sunken areas that are surely graves which are unmarked by stones. 

Old Miami Cemetery Index
Transcribed by
Debby Beheler, August 1997
Photo courtesy of Monica Bamford
Links to:
Miami Co. INGenWeb;
Miami Co. Cemetery List

updated 30 March 2008
1997-2008 Debra L Beheler

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