Greenwood Cemetery is a pioneer cemetery

Cemeteries are one of the very few existing links to the earliest settlement days. Some still have grave markers dating to as early as the 1830s, though of course some are no longer readable. One example of a pioneer days cemetery is Greenwood Cemetery. It is located at the intersection of county roads 29 and 52 in Jackson Township, Elkhart County, about a mile north of U.S. Highway 6. The cemetery dates to about 1849 when the county was still relatively young. According to findagrave.com, there are 52 internments in the cemetery but only a few tombstones are still standing. County Road 29 is also worth mentioning because it was once part of the old Goshen-Huntington State Road that predated the cemetery. The wagon road was used to access the mills in Goshen, as well as the Wabash Erie Canal in Huntington County.

Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson Township

Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson Township

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About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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