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Bourbon in Marshall County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Parks IOOF Cemetery

Cemetery Heritage

 
 
Parks IOOF Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2014
1. Parks IOOF Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Parks IOOF Cemetery
Established 1860


A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana's Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Installed 2012 Indiana Historical Bureau and LaPaz Lions Club, Bourbon Township Trustee

 
Erected 2012 by Indiana Historical Bureau, LaPaz Lions Club, Bourbon Township Trustee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Cemetery Heritage series list.
 
Location. 41° 17.382′ N, 86° 7.12′ W. Marker is in Bourbon, Indiana, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from S. Bourbon Street 0.1 miles south of W. Douglass Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bourbon IN 46504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Town Pump (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Bourbon Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Pleasant Hill Cemetery (approx.
Entrance to Parks IOOF Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2014
2. Entrance to Parks IOOF Cemetery
1.9 miles away); Mount Pleasant South Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mount Pleasant North Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Benack's Village (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sanford C. Cox River Ford (approx. 4.2 miles away); Salem Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bourbon.
 
Also see . . .
1. Indiana Cemetery Heritage Sign Initiative. A program of the Indiana Historical Bureau to mark cemeteries that are over fifty years old. (Submitted on July 21, 2014.) 

2. Parks IOOF Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on July 21, 2014.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. John and Penelope Greer
The grave headstone of John and Penelope Greer has the following inscriptions:

“In 1836 John Greer and wife built the first log cabin in this locality. Now the site of the high school building. This vicinity was a wilderness then.”

“April 15, 1836 John Greer entered E½ NE¼. SE¼, E ½ SW¼. Sec. 24-33N-3E and NW¼ Sec. 19-33N-4E. In 1837 SW¼ Sec. 18-33N-4E and W½ NW¼ Sec. 20-33N-4E.”
 
Parks IOOF Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2014
3. Parks IOOF Cemetery
View to the west from S. Bourbon St
  — Submitted July 21, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
Parks IOOF Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2014
4. Parks IOOF Cemetery
Southwest corner of cemetery
Grave Headstone of John Greer (1806-1899)<br>and Penelope Greer (1814-1890) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 17, 2014
5. Grave Headstone of John Greer (1806-1899)
and Penelope Greer (1814-1890)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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