Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tour Offered of Hendricks County Cemetery

Local historian Libbe Hughes and Cindy Rutledge, Indiana Room Manager at Danville Public Library, will lead a tour of Danville South Cemetery on Saturday, September 19 at 2 pm. They will talk about the history of the cemetery and examine some of the tombstones that were done by local stonemasons such as Viquesney and Steele & Whyte. Historic gravesites including those of the Matlock family (who started the cemetery), Jacob and Esther Vandegrift (parents of Fanny Stevenson), Leander Campbell and Otis Gulley (Central Normal College Board President) will also be featured, along with some veterans of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Registration is required--register online or phone (317) 745-2604.

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