Bethel Cemetery

Also known as Bethel Baptist Cemetery

Location
West Leona Road and School House Road
Leota, Scott County, Indiana, 47170 USA
Memorials 19 added (16% photographed)

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BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Finley Township
Scott County, Indiana

Bethel Baptist Church was organized in 1835. The first pastor was Rev. Joshua Cummings, who was born in Virginia in 1809. He came to Indiana in early life, married Mahala Swope, and died in 1885.

The church is located in the village of Leota, which previous to 1884, was known as Finley's Crossroads (so-called from John Finley, (1789-1872). The north-south road here, once known as the Valionia Trail, was the route taken by the Shawnee Indians when they committed the Pigeon Roost massacre in 1812. In 1820 it was laid off as the McDonald's Ferry-Brownstown State Raod. The east-west road, which passes along the south side of the cemetery, was surveyed in 1799 by Ephraim Kibbey and was known as the Cincinnati Trace, since it ran from that city to Vincennes.

The church is located in the northwest fourth ofthe Northwest quarter of Sections 3, Township 2 North, Range 6 East, on land entered on October 29, 1833, by Zacheus Sutton. The cemetery is across the road in another section in the fourth of the Northeast quarter of Section 34, North, R6E. It is on land entered on March 18, 1834, by John H. Hamilton.

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GPS Coordinates: 38.64859, -85.84645

  • Added: 18 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2366516