Pike County Cemeteries
Salt River Township

In these cemeteries are buried victims of Indian massacres, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, statesmen, legislators and community leaders. Pike County was a stepping off place for the great migration to the west. It, therefore, offers a wealth of information for those interested in the genealogy of their family. Most of the cemeteries in Pike County have been cataloged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pike County Chapter. The catalogs are available in each of the Pike County libraries.

There are, according to some genealogists, some 280 cemeteries in Pike County. One individual who, with his wife, concentrates on the small cemeteries says there are over 1,200 cemeteries in the county. As more info, pictures and time becomes available they will be added to this list. Please feel free to forward any information to Rhonda Stolte Darnell

Thanks to Steven Watts who came up with quite a few publication/microfilm reel numbers for cemeteries. These will be added on a line named Inscription. Microfilm can be viewed at nearly 1600 branch libraries of the Family History Library. The database for other County cemeteries can be found at http://www.ancestry.com.

The numbers you see listed with some of the cemeteries (e.g. T 52N R 2W Section 7) indicate the page of the platt book and the square (section) on that page in which you can find the cemetery.

Limited tombstone pictures are now available. This project was begun in August 2005, so you may expect more pictures to be added as they are acquired. Contributions are always welcome. If you have pictures you would like to share, forward them to Rhonda Stolte Darnell. Please include a transcription of the writing on the stone, where the stone is located, your name and a valid email address, in case she needs to contact you with questions. No stones representing living people, please.

ASHBURN VILLAGE

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 12 S.
Directions: On State Road TT

ASHBURN FAMILY

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2 in Northeast corner
Directions: Hwy 79 north to Pike 9102 to south, dead ends, approximately 350 feet east of Hwy 79

BARNARD FAMILY

Location: Peno Twp - T55 N R 3 W Section 10

BUSCH

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2
Directions: From Louisiana take Hwy 79 north to Busch (Pike 9102) - Proste Farm west side or section 2

GLASCOCK-MANWARING

Location: Salt River Twp
Directions: This cemetery is located off of Highway 79 at Busch South of the Droste Farm.  It sits back in the woods. 

EHERT-HITZ

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2 N.
Photos & Maps: Courtesy Barry Z.

EMMETT-WHEELER-LAMBERSON

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2, northeast corner - 300 feet east of Hwy 79

HENRY, GEORGE

Location: Possibly located in T55N R3W Section 18 

JOHN EARLY

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 12-mid

LONG-CLAVEL

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 24

LOVE FAMILY

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R2W Section 20 
Directions: Hwy 79 North to Pike 115, north to Pike 116, south east corner of Fry farms
Photos: Courtesy Barry Z.

MAENNER FOEHRINGER 

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2 W.
Directions: Droste Farm west side or section 2
Photos: Courtesy Barry Z.

MATSON, ENOCH

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 8
Directions: Pike/Ralls county line - Hwy 79 North to State Road TT, turn left on Pike 103, almost to Ralls county - left side of road on Keithly farms. 
Inscription Sources: Early Bibles & Graveyard Rec. K. H. Campbell 1972; FHL film 0928522:10

McGEE

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2 E - approximately 650 feet east of Highway 79

MUNDAY FAMILY

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 13

OLD BURROUGHS

Location: Salt River Twp 

OLD CAMPBELL

Location: Salt River Twp - Possibly located in T55N R3W section 30 - on Paul Lamberson farm

OLD MILITARY

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2
Inscription Sources:
The Pikers 3:2 (Jul 1989; 4:2 (Jun 1990)

OLD REESE

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 23 north west corner
Directions: 8 miles northeast of Frankford on Perry Rosenburg Farm - Hwy 79 north to Pike 113 to Pike 108 on right side of road past creek. 

PRITCHETT

Location: Salt River Twp - Possibly located in T55N R3W Section 28 southeast corner

ROBERSON

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2-mid
Photos: Courtesy Barry Z.

SCHINDLER

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2 (top of page)
Inscription Sources:
The Pikers 1:1 (Mar 1987)

TAYLOR CHAPEL

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R2W Section 30
Directions: From Louisiana, take Hwy 79 north to Pike 114. About two (2) miles on Pike 114.
Census: September 1998 by Donna & Marvin Darnell
Photos: Courtesy Barry Z.

TOMPKINS-THOMAS

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 2

TOMPKINS-KIRBY

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R 3W Section 1

WATTERS

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 12 N.
Directions: 1 mile north of Ashburn -- 
Photos and Information: Courtesy Barry Z. at Information Site & Photo Site

WHOOTEN

Location: Salt River Twp - T55N R3W Section 3
Inscription Sources:
The Pikers 1:1 (Mar 1987)

 

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Pike County Cemeteries

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Buffalo

Calumet

Cuivre

Hartford

Indian

Peno Prairieville
Salt River Spencer

 

 

 

 


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