Lamar Cemetery

Also known as Ricketts Cemetery

Jackson Township
Shelby County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
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Located in Jackson Township, in Section 5, Township 11 N, Range 6 E.

The cemetery is no longer in existence, as in April of 1912 the cemetery was mostly washed away by a horrific flood.

Originally it contained three acres, but more than half of this has been washed away, the result being that the river bed and banks are strewn with human bones for several miles below the cemetery. (Article in the Shelbyville Democrat).

The ground for the cemetery was sold for one dollar to Shelby County for the purpose of a cemetery, and deeded over by William and Sarah Lamar, on September 26, 1887.

  • Added: 29 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2259226