Henry County, Indiana
- Project Coordinator: Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Freyer, Science Teacher, Blue River High School, Blue River Township.
- Location: 6600 N. Wilbur Wright Road, Prarie Township, Henry County, IN
- History: Established by John Hod(g)son in 1826
- First Burial: 1826
- Last Burial: 1912
- Project Status: Lots of Yucca plants to be thinned and stones need reset and repaired.
- Permission/Permits: Stony Creek Township Trustee
- Plat Map/Record: ENE 10-18-11
- Photos: N/A
- Volunteers: The History Classes of Blue River Valley High School; Savanah Anderson, David Baker, Travis Bowman, Jonelle Bullock, Aaron Charles, Adam Dawson, Trenton Dungan, Kristen Estes, Jack Gebhart, Amanda Giddings, Joshua Graham, Paul Griffith, Chad Hill, Mathew Hinshaw, Katherine Johnson, Lindsey Jones, Sarah Kissick, Jacob Lawrence, Kenneth Little, Angela Logston, Wendy Masters, Patrick May, Christina Merritt, Garret Miller, Whitney Nold, Philip Peckinpaugh, Kate Pope, Brian Pugsley, Jillian Radford, Annalise Ray, Brenton Razor, Leticia Riddell, Brandon Shelton, Misty Sorrell, Todd Steiner, Tyler Stotler, Cory Thomas, Holly Walker, Amber Wesley, Austin Whittern, Katherine Wills, Mike Zunga. Also teachers Mr. Freyer, Mr. Rogers and parent volunteer Mrs Sharie May, with Donna Tauber and Bud Bush from the Henry County Cemetery Commission.
- Notes: It is amazing what a group of fifteen and sixteen year old organized sophomore students can do in a cemetery in two hours. They all arrived shortly after noon and by 2:15 there was nothing left to cut or trim. We had the weeds, excess yucca plants and all the excess tree limbs cut and piled in a corner in about two hours. I would personally like to thank each and every student, teacher and volunteer from Blue River Valley High School who helped us on this project. Wouldn't it be great if every school in Henry County participated in a program like this at least once a year. It was a great learning experience for the students, they picked up a little local history and a few myths about the old cemeteries.
Again, thanks to all of you great young ladies and gentlemen. Everyone should be proud of you.
Copyright 1997 by Scott Satterthwaite. Do not copy or redistribute this information without
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Last update: 5-10-2002