Risley Cemetery

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Risley Cemetery

Also known as Dillon Cemetery

Velpen, Pike County, Indiana, USA
Memorials 56 added (11% photographed)

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Risley Cemetery is located in Pike County in the city of Velpen, Indiana although one-half of the cemetery is in Dubois County.

Risley was a neglected cemetery for many years. The Marion Twsp., Pike County Trustee & the Madison Twsp. Trustee agreed to have the cemetery repaired and a stone erected to identify the cemetery & those buried there.

In 2002-2003 the cemetery was repaired and looks quite respectable. A large stone was erected with all of the names inscribed on it in 2003. While digging the footing for the large stone, a perfect Indian Arrowhead was found, so it was placed on the footing directly on the "Dubois/Pike County line".

To find Risley Cemetery, take Hwy. 257 to Pike CR 400S, go to and turn right (south) onto CR 1100E. Whe the road looks like it ends at CR 475S, the cemetery is straight south for 1/4 mile on the "still neglected road". You do have to walk this quarter mile to the cemetery.


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GPS Coordinates: 38.34918, -87.07256

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #86572