Pike County Cemeteries
Indian 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. You may also, of course, request research from PCGS. To request a lookup, please place the cemetery name in the Subject of your Email.

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.

AMISH

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 1 - just north of the Rudy Bontrager farm, just across the road from the lane that leads to Concord Church and Cemetery.
Directions: From Bowling Green go west on State Road Y about 3.5 miles to Pike 482, at the Eicher Cabinet shop turn right and go until you come to Pike 482 to the left, turn left and follow that until you come to the end at Pike 482/Pike 480 and there is the cemetery. 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. DAR, Vol. 4 - FHL fiche 6104196

BRANSTETTER

Location: Indian Twp - on the old Peter L. Branstetter place. No evidence present.

FARMER

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 25 - on the property of Jim & Donna Traynor on State Road Y.
Directions: From Bowling Green go west on State Road Y to the town of Farmer. The cemetery is on the left side of the road out in a field behind the buildings in Farmer. 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

GOURLEY

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 25
Directions: From Bowling Green take State Road Y west to P:ike 417 on right side the Myers Farms. 

INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH

Location: Indian Twp - T51N R3W Section 14
Directions: 3 miles east of Hwy 161 south of Bowling Green and State Road PP to Pike 338 outside of New Hartford. 
Inscription Sources: St. Louis Gen. Soc. Qtr. 16:1 (spring 1983); Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 3 1983; FHL fiche 6104195
Information: Indian Creek 1860 Census
Lookups: Steve Young

KILBY

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 29 - just off State Road VV, behind Skillman's, eight miles south of Curryville. 
Directions: Hwy 54 West to Curryville, Left on State Road M to State Road V right turn on State Road V. 1 1/2 mile on left side of road a gravel road near the Thomas Skillman Farm follow dirt/gravel road/path to cemetery and church building. 
Notes: This cemetery was organized about 1830 on the farm of Mr. James L. Kilby. A church and a school were also build here. In 1850, James L. Kilby gave one acre for the cemetery and more ground was given over the years until it now encompasses 4 acres. The oldest stone is of William Vannoy (Oct. 8, 1815) He was 1 yr 12 days old. First account of money for care of the cemetery was June 2, 1921, $67.00 for mowing. The association meets on the Second Sunday of June in the afternoon in the Church at the cemetery. A collection is taken each year so the cemetery may continue to be maintained. Donations may be sent to Deedie L. Reading, Treasurer, 3549 State Road V. Curryville, MO 63339.
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

MEYER

Location: Indian Twp - on State Road V - Stones have been removed.

MOORE

Location: Indian Twp - Possibly located in T51N R4W Section 31

MOORE, MARIMON

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 24  - just off State Road Y
Directions: From Bowling Green take State Road Y west to Pike 476 past Amish Schoolhouse on S. Girod Farms on left side of road. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 2:1 (Mar 1988); Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

NEW HARMONY (CHRISTIAN )

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 8  - at the New Harmony Church just off State Road V. 
Directions: Hwy 54 West of Curryville take a left on State Road M to Pike 454 and make a right turn. 
Notes: The New Harmony Cemetery Association was organized in 1946. There is no record of when they began using the Christian Church Cemetery. It does state in some of the original minutes that when the Church was first organized (1843) they took people to bury in the Kilby Cemetery. Records also state that in 1859 the trustees bought two acres of land from B. G. and Rachel Jane McPike. There is information that says J. B. Mitchell gave some land for the cemetery, then in 1957 the Herbert Gourleys donated additional land to the Cemetery association.
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

NEW HARMONY (METHODIST)

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 7 - on State Road V.
Directions: Just off Route V west of New Harmony. 
Inscription Sources: Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

VANNOY

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 28 - off State Road M on property owned by James E. Fisher
Directions: Go west on 54 to Curryville, turn left on State Road M past Junction with State Road V, go down across creek and starting up the hill on right side of the road is Fisher Farms. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 2:1 (Mar 1988); 3:2 (Jul 1989); Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

WILHOIT, WAYLAND FARM (WILLIS)

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 36
Directions: From Bowling Green go west on State Road Y past Farmer, turn left on Pike 410, stay on Pike 410 until the Wilhoit farm on left side of road. All before you get to Siloam Church.. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 5:2 (1991); Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

WILLIS-SILOAM II, WILHOIT FARM

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 35
Directions: From Bowling Green go west on State Road Y past Farmer, turn left on Pike 410, stay on Pike 410 until the Wilhoit farm on left side of road. All before you get to Siloam Church.. 
Inscription Sources: The Pikers 5:2 (1991); Pike Co. Mo. DAR Vol. 4 1986; FHL fiche 6104196

WILLIS, SAMUEL

Location: Indian Twp - T52N R4W Section 23 - on Pike 147  
Directions: Take State Road Y west from Bowling Green. The cemetery is just north of Farmer on west side of road. 

 

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