Parke County
Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration

The Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project was begun in October 1997 as an effort to generate public awareness about the neglected pioneer cemeteries of Indiana.
The state of Indiana is home to thousands of abandoned or neglected cemeteries, the oldest of which now approach 200 years.

The goal of this project is to restore and preserve as many of these cemeteries as possible.
This project was founded on the belief that we owe our pioneer ancestors a better monument than
a forgotten grave amid bramble and thicket.

Hello, my name is  Jim Wilcox  I am the Indiana PCRP Coordinators for Parke
County. If you have any questions or comments about the project, please  e-mail me. If you would
like to adopt an Indiana County for this project, please contact our State Coordinator, L.A. CLUGH.


Current Parke County Project Cemeteries:

Rawlings Cemetery

Teague Cemetery

Elder Cemetery

Raccoon Cemetery Update:
The Late Summer early Fall of 2002, Raccoon Cemetery was taken as an Eagle
Scout project by Justin Petrowski from Avon.
The cemetery was cleaned, stones repaired.
An entrance was built including a beautiful arbor.
The work that was done was amazing and certainly exceeded our
expectations, To Justin, and his crew.
Well done and Thanks.


Watch this site for updates

Parke County Links

 Parke County Cemeteries

Parke County Cemtery Commission

Parke County Covered Bridges

Parke County Genealogy



If you are interested in donating supplies, equipment or money to help with any of
our cemetery restoration projects, please contact:

Jim Wilcox
Rockville, Indiana
(765) 569-2843


Jim Wilcox: County Coordinator/Author
Do not copy or redistribute this information without permission of the author or the INPCRP.
Last update 10/17/2006.