|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1810|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1846|
Melinda's birthdate was estimated based upon the gravestone inscription that listed her age as "36y, 7m, 2d".
The Hardisty Cemetery is located on private land on the southside of Road 300N in the woods outside of Crawfordsville. All stones are flat and are partially covered by dirt and leaves. More location information is available in the library in Crawfordsville.
From the intersection of US 136 & US 231 on the north side of Crawfordsville, take US 231 north approximately 1.6 miles.
Turn left onto Road 100 W. This road angles NW at approximately 45 degrees.
Travel approximately 1.3 miles and turn left onto Road 300 N. This turn is just before I-74. If you go beyond the interstate, you have gone too far.
Travel just less than a mile to the intersection of Road 300 N. and Road 175 W.
Time to get out and walk! There is (was) a small cultivated field at the SE corner of that intersection, with woods to the south and east of the field. The cemetery is just into the woods on the east side of the field, maybe 3/4 of the way toward the south side of the field. There is a creek or gully in the woods so if you reach it, you have gone too far.
If you plan to visit, take a steel rod or some sort of probe to help find the stones. Also, water and a brush to clean off the sticky dirt is a must.
Created by: David Osborne
Record added: Oct 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6893455
Added: Mar. 12, 2011
Added: Jan. 10, 2006