Bassett Cemetery

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Bassett Cemetery

Also known as Lower Settlement Cemetery

Location
Poplar Grove, Howard County, Indiana, USA
Memorials 33 added (52% photographed)

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According to records compiled in 1949 by the L'Anguille Valley Historical Association:

This defunct cemetery is located in Ervin Township between Poplar Grove and Kappa. Many of the graves were completely unmarked while others simply had boulders or a blank limestone slab as a headstone.

It was located at the south edge of Section 9 of T 24-2-E about a mile south of the Deer Creek's South Fork.

Bassett Settlement was predominantly African American farming families who established their own church, school, store and blacksmith shop before the start of the Civil War. Some of the members were ex-slaves from the south, from Canada, and some were never slaves.

Records indicate many of the families had to mortgage their properties for medical or other expenses and eventually lost their farms when unable to repay their loans and moved to Kokomo.

Rush or the Upper Settlement was up river to the east of Bassett.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.53742, -86.30653

  • Added: 25 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2621177