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SHELL CHURCH CEMETERY
Located on the East side of 450E directly across from 1150N in Perry Township, Miami County, Indiana. It is about half way between the Tombaugh Cemetery and the Shoemaker Cemetery.
The cemetery has been abandoned for many years, and now there is no evidence of it.
JESSE L. TOMBAUGH, who was born in 1886 and who was raised nearby on the HEZEKIAH TOMBAUGH farm, recalls in 1977 that there was a church and a cemetery at this location when he was a young man.
The cemetery had 50 to 100 markers "at least," and was located on "close to an acre" on the east and south sides of the church.
The church was of the Winebrenarian denomination, and perhaps as late as the 1920's the congregation merged with the Brethren denomination and purchased the Enterprise Church, which had been abandoned and land and building had reverted to the donor, Hezekiah Tombaugh, father of Jesse L. Tombaugh.
It is possible that some bodies have been reburied, perhaps in the Tombaugh Cemetery, adjoining and to the east of Enterprise Church.
About 1916 there was a small cemetery containing some eight to a dozen stones ...
In 1954 There were no stones standing and only a few in a rock pile on the site of the plot.