Scipio Township Cemeteries

Organized in September 1843

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

Scipio Cemetery

Rural cemetery located 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. Grave Book on Facebook has location photos.

Shell Cemetery

Rural cemetery located 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

Earliest date June 2, 1842. Not in use. Also known as Shull Cemetery and Sowers Cemetery. 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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