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.
Location: Spencer Twp - T53N R4W Section 22
Directions: Hwy 54 west to Curryville turn right on State Road E just out of city limits first gravel road to the right cemetery on left side of roadway.
Location: Spencer Twp - T54N R5W Section 27, North west corner of section
Photos: Courtesy Colin M.
DOWELL, JOHN DEERING
Location: Spencer Twp - T54N R5W Section 23
Location: Spencer Twp - T54N R4W Section 32
Directions: 4 miles north 1.5 miles west of Curryville T 54 N R 4 W Section 52
MT. AYRE PRESBYTERIAN
Location: Spencer Twp - T53N R4W Section 9
Directions: Hwy 54 west to Curryville to State Road E right, travel about 2.5 miles to church and cemetery on west side of State Road E but as the road curves it will be on the left side of the road.
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 1:2 (May 1987); Early Bibles & Graveyard Rec. K. H. Campbell 1972; FHL film 0928522:10
Photos: Courtesy Barry Z.
Location: Spencer Twp - T53N R5W Section 11
Directions: North of Curryville
Inscription Sources: Early Bibles & Graveyard Rec. K. H. Campbell 1978
Location: Spencer Twp - T54N R4W Section 7
Directions: From Frankford go 5 miles west on State Road C, then north 1/4 mile on Pike 2 on right side of road
Inscription Sources: Southern Gen. Exchange Qtr. 16:75 (Fall 1975)
ROBINSON, BENJAMIN FAMILY
Location: Spencer Twp - near Spencerburg.
Inscription Sources: Early Bible & Graveyard Records, Kathryn Hutcherson Campbell, Dallas, Tx 1972; FHL film 0928522:10
Location: Spencer Twp - T54N R4W Section 30
Directions: Hwy 54 west to Curryville turn right on State Road E go north till you come to Jct M turn west (left) road will end in Spencersburg turn right go 1/8 mile cemetery on left side of roadway.
Inscription Sources: Southern Gen. Exchange Qtr. 16:74 (Sum 1975); Early Bibles & Graveyard Rec. K. H. Campbell 1972; FHL film 0928522:10; Genealogical Collection, Salt Lake Gen. Soc. of Utah 1971; FHL film 0870038
Photos and Census: Courtesy Barry Z.
Location: Spencer Twp - Possibly located in T 54N R 4W Section 19 NW corner of section
Directions: West of Bowling Green - turn right on State Road E at Curryville, continue un til the junction with State Road MM and turn left on MM to Spencersburg, turn right onto Pike 12 north around hard left and hard right curves when road straightens the 0.5 mile on left is the property owned by J. Kirklink - Cemetery located there.
Location: Spencer Twp - T53N R4W Section 19
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Pike County Cemeteries