Butler Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jcurtis55
N 39° 25.738 W 086° 36.746
16S E 533356 N 4364452
Quick Description: This is a small cemetery for the Butler family in Morgan County Indiana, north of the town of Paragon.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2007 6:31:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM2MWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 74

Long Description:
This cemetery has been long neglected. It is well off the county roads in some woods near an abandoned house. A survey in 1968 recorded 12 graves, but less than a handful of headstones remain, with other marker fragments piled against a tree.

Tobias Butler was a veteran of the War of 1812, although his service only lasted 26 days. It required 60 days of service to get a pension, although his 4th wife and widow eventually did receive a small pension for his service. Tobias served as a private in a Maryland regiment.

One headstone that is still in excellent condition is for Captain William Leas, a Captain in the Civil War who was killed during the battle of Chickamauga.

Directions to the cemetery:

The cemetery is located is some woods northeast of the intersection of Schuler and Baseline Roads. There are two possible approaches to the cemetery. There is a pull-off of Schuler Road maybe .1 mile north of Baseline Road. A path is visible that takes you down to a small creek. There is a shale bed that generally allows crossing of the creek without getting wet. Once over the creek the path is not as distinct but your GPSr will lead you the rest of the way. The entire walk is probably no more than a couple of hundred yards. The other option is to go a bit further up Schuler Road and pull into a gravel/grass drive that loops back to an abandoned house. From there the cemetery is due south and you do not have to cross the creek. You can also hug the edge of a corn field and enter the woods as you near your coordinates. Taking a direct line from the house to the cemetery will take you directly into an inpenetratable briar patch. I personally prefer to cross the creek and take the first route to the cemetery.
Earliest Burial: 04/23/1838

Latest Burial: 06/08/1892

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