Cemetery notes and/or description: The Rankin Cemetery, or The Old Protestant Churchyard Cemetery
It is located in Fall Creek Township - NE 1/4 Section 23 - between Payson and Fall Creek off the County Road 1200E and 250N Black-Top, about one block to the north.
This Cemetery is very old. The first burial from the stone inscriptions was in 1842. The first permanent Church edifice was built by the Methodist Protestant Society in the year 1844. The Church has since disappeared but the tombstones around where the church stood still remain. This cemetery has been well kept in later years. The last burial was as late as 1986.