Scipio Township Cemeteries

Scipio Township organized in September 1843

The smallest rural township in the northeast corner of Allen County, Harlan is a town in neighboring Springfield Township.

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Scipio Cemetery

23800 IN-37, Harlan, Indiana 46743, Street View photo from Google Maps
Street View shows there is a building and sign at the cemetery so it may have a maintenance office?
Find A Grave has Contact: Hedy- 260-632-8223, Maggie – 260-657-3226

Northeast of the North Scipio United Methodist Church at 23628 State Road 37, Maysville Road, about 0.7 miles east of the Scipio Road

Earliest date February 14, 1840. Still in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.2506 Longitude 84.8380 is off slightly by about 400 feet north east of Google map location.

Expired? A little cemetery humor in Offbeat monuments often go afoul of rules by Vivian Sade published October 25, 2013 in The Journal Gazette newspaper but no longer online. There is an abstract for Offbeat monuments often go afoul of rules on ProQuest.


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aka Shull
aka Sowers Cemetery

0.1 mile south of State Road 37, Maysville Road, on the west side of the Allen Road, on a small hill perhaps near 18150 Allen Road

In 1842, Jehial Parks donated two acres of ground for a place of burial. Its first occupant was Mrs. Garvin, of De Kalb County, Ind. It is still used as a township cemetery.

From page 177 of the History of Allen County, Indiana. Publication date 1880 Publisher Kingman Brothers on

Mr. Parks gave the land for the township cemetery in 1842. Mrs. Carvin, of DeKalb county, was the first to be buried there. The cemetery, which lies near the Methodist Episcopal church, on the Ridge road, is still in use.

Copied from page 695 of the book The pictorial history of Fort Wayne, Indiana : a review of two centuries of occupation of the region about the head of the Maumee River by Griswold, B. J. (Bert Joseph), 1873-1927; Taylor, Samuel R., Mrs, Publication date: 1917 on

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Earliest date June 2, 1842. Not in use. IN DNR SHAARD lists 27 tombstones with GPS Latitude 41.2563 Longitude 84.8261 putting it on the east side of Allen Road in a cultivated field.

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Page updated: October 8, 2023