Light Cemetery in Tippecanoe Township

Unless you live in the immediate area or are familiar with it, you probably wouldn’t even know there is a cemetery off Armstrong Road in Tippecanoe Township. There is no sign indicating as such by the road and there is no road leading back to it. There is only a poorly visible lane made by years of someone driving back to take care of the cemetery. But Light Cemetery is quite real and there is one of the blue cemetery heritage signs issued through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources standing by the cemetery. This is a small and quite old cemetery. No one has been buried in it since prior to 1900. It was named after the Light family who once owned the surrounding land. Only a few of that family and a few of another family they married into are buried in the cemetery. The stones have faded as the weather elements have taken their toll. Years ago the Boy Scouts did some work in the cemetery to help preserve it. I was able to see it by making arrangements with someone who had permission to go back there.

Light Cemetery-Tippecanoe Township 003

Historic cemetery in Tippecanoe Township.


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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