Washington Township Cemeteries

Organized in March 1832

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Fort Wayne covers most of this mostly suburban township.

The Allen County Genealogical Society has a name only index to all county cemeteries through the 1980's publishing date. Check the Allen County Lookup page for a volunteer willing to do lookups from the cemetery books, which are published and for sale by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana.

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR, (National Society Daughter's of the American Revolution) Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project contains transcribed names from the DAR readings in 1932 and ACGSI readings in the 1980's and will eventually have photographs of all tombstones in all Allen County, Indiana cemeteries.

Find-A-Grave may have names, dates, similar tombstone photos, some newspaper obituaries and occasionally additional family information. Obituaries can be found in the Genealogy Center Obituary Index where volunteers will find, photocopy and mail the copies when ordered for a small copying fee. Recent obituaries will often be found online on the Funeral Home web sites or within one year of publication on the local Fort Wayne newspapers Legacy.com site.

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Township Trustees are responsible for cemetery maintenance. The Allen County, Indiana government web site has a list of Township Trustees and their contact information. Links to Indiana State laws related to county and township cemeteries are found on our Cemetery page.

David Archer Cemetery in Johnny Appleseed Park

In Fort Wayne on the hill near the east side of Parnell Avenue, north of Harry Baals Drive and just south of the Allen County Memorial Coliseum parking lots

Google map puts Johnny Appleseed Park on the north side of 1700 E. Coliseum Blvd., is actually south and east of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with the cemetery at the green arrow located in the 31 acre Johnny Appleseed Park. This early settler cemetery includes the John Chapman "Johnny Appleseed", burial site. IN DNR Latitude 41.1117 Longitude 85.1233. Grave Book on Facebook has location photos. The 2009 Holiday Inn is north across Coliseum Blvd. Hiker Central's facts and map are off a bit, but does gives a nice review of the camp ground.

Johnny Appleseed is honored in the 27 page 1952 ACPL booklet Johnny Appleseed, Orchardist which among other things mentions his estate papers in the Allen County Courthouse showing he owned 17,000 trees and several tracts of land. The Johnny Appleseed Festival is held every September since 1974 at his park and celebrated by the Fort Wayne Midwest League Affiliate of the San Diego Padres baseball team the TinCaps. A 2003 News-Sentinel newspaper article discusses his grave site and there is this 1871 Harper's Magazine story. Many web sites discuss Johnny Appleseed: Wikipedia is detailed, Google has 30+ videos, You Tube has videos, The Straight Dope, American Storyteller mp3, and a film about a modern day Johnny Appleseed.

Bethel - Wallen Cemetery

Rural cemetery located at Bethel and Till Roads

Earliest date 1833. Public. Not in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.1675 Longitude 85.1889.

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Hatfield Cemetery

City cemetery located at 2904 West Washington Center Road, next to, and in front of, the trailer court

Earliest date is 1816. Still in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.1314 Longitude 85.1786.

Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran - Coldwater Lutheran - Ludwig Cemetery

City cemetery uniquely located between Coldwater Road and I-69 at Ludwig Road inside the interchange

Earliest date 1858. Not in use. Some in German language tombstones. IN DNR Latitude 41.1397 Longitude 85.1358 is barely south of Google map location by less than 100 feet. Grave Book on Facebook has location photos. Allen County - Fort Wayne Historical Society sign on the DAR page has brief early history of the church.

Severe damage to several tombstones occurred over a weekend in early November 2010 when a drunk driver flipped a mini-van crushing many irreplaceable pioneer tombstones. A newspaper update November 10, 2010 has a photo.

Old Sacred Heart - Saint Vincent Roman Catholic Cemetery

City cemetery located at Auburn and Wallen Roads.

Early French settlers. The original church was on the north side, locally famous as the the popular Halloween "Haunted Castle" torn down in 2007. Cholera epidemic was in 1854, common grave for many in this cemetery. IN DNR Latitude 41.1603 Longitude 85.1192. Grave Book on Facebook has location photos.

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New Saint Vincent Catholic Cemetery

City cemetery located on the south side of Wallen Road at Auburn Road across from the original church and cemetery

In use since approximately 1950. IN DNR Latitude 41.1603 Longitude 85.1192.

Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery

Located at the northeast corner of West California and Flaugh Roads by the Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church

German settlers, some stones are in German. In use. Earliest date possibly as early as 1870 or 1877. IN DNR Latitude 41.1183 Longitude 85.2261.

WATERS Family Cemetery

Located on the north side of the west end of Effie Drive.

Private. Earliest date December 27, 1850. Not in use. Only 2 remaining tombstones. Latitude 41.15911, Longitude -85.12384.

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