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Salem in Washington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brock Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
1. Brock Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Located 40 rods west of this spot. Est. before 1812. Salem's early settlers are buried here including Brocks, Kemps, Hendersons; also John Zink, a ranger with Col. Dawalt, fatally wounded by Indians after the Pigeon Roost Massacre.
 
Erected 1982 by Washington County Cemetery Commission. (Marker Number 88.1981.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 37.172′ N, 86° 6.029′ W. Marker is in Salem, Indiana, in Washington County. Marker is on N. Main Street (State Road 135) 0.3 miles north of Emma Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the southwest corner of the SR 135 bridge over Brock Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Salem IN 47167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington County Courthouse / Salem Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Washington County Honor Rolls Memorial (approx. one mile away); John Hay Center (approx. one
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
2. Brock Cemetery Marker
mile away); Salem Suffers (approx. one mile away); Morgan's Raid (approx. one mile away); Birthplace of John Milton Hay (approx. one mile away); Burning the Salem Railroad Station (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
 
Regarding Brock Cemetery. The Brock Cemetery is located 1/8th mile (40 rods) west of the marker location. The cemetery is accessible from the soccer fields behind Bradie M. Shrum Lower Elementary School at 1103 N. Shelby Street in Salem. The geo-coordinates for the cemetery are: 38.619494,-86.103196.
 
Also see . . .  Brock Cemetery Research. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on May 29, 2014.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Brock Cemetery Markers
In the middle of the Brock Cemetery there is a marker that states:

Brock Cemetery
Salem's First Cemetery

In Memory of: John Zink, July 22, 1791 - Sept. 6, 1812; Sam Henderson, July 4, 1833; Son, John, July 3, 1833; Daughter, 1833; S. Kemp, 1822; J.K., 1811 - 1830; Brock and other early settlers

Erected by Washington County
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
3. Brock Cemetery Marker
Cemetery Comm., 1983

There are also individual markers for: George Brock, Pvt VA Militia, 1762 - 1839, Rev War and Catherine Zink Brock, Wife of George, May 27, 1758 - Before 1824.
    — Submitted May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
SR 135 Bridge Over Brock Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
4. SR 135 Bridge Over Brock Creek
View to the north
Marker is located at the southwest corner of the bridge
SR 135 Bridge Over Brock Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
5. SR 135 Bridge Over Brock Creek
View to the south entering Salem
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
6. Brock Cemetery
View to west from SR 135 bridge near marker location
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
7. Brock Cemetery
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
8. Brock Cemetery
Markers in cemetery
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By Duane Hall, May 22, 2014
9. Brock Cemetery
View to east towards SR 135 bridge and marker location
 
 
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