The Hidden Cemetery in the Middle of Gatlinburg

Millions of people walk through Gatlinburg, Tennessee every year, yet few of them know there's a cemetery just behind all the hustle and bustle of the shops. You can find White Oak Flats Cemetery by walking through the brick paved streets of 'The Village' towards the restrooms, and continue on the road that leads behind... Continue Reading →

Stepp Cemetery – Witches, Ghosts, and the Crabbites

If you have ever read about haunted places in Indiana, you've probably heard of Stepp Cemetery. The rural location of Stepp Cemetery is one of the reasons many believe it is tied to being haunted. The cemetery sits in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest, 24,000 acres of land that was purchased by the state in 1929.... Continue Reading →

Springdale Cemetery in Madison, Indiana

In 1809 seven hundred acres of land next to the Ohio River in southern Indiana was named after President James Madison. Thirty years later in 1839 the city established Springdale Cemetery, which is still being used to this day. The landscape at Springdale Cemetery was thoughtfully planned, with terraced European style family plots on Hanging... Continue Reading →

Cemetery on a Hill

Hall, Indiana is a tiny community in Indiana, located near Monroiva, Indiana (population 1,063). Mount Pleasant Cemetery (also known as Hall Cemetery) sits on top of a hill and overlooks Hall. I have several family members laid to rest in this cemetery, and along with it’s stunning scenery, I’ve yet to come across a cemetery... Continue Reading →

The Story of John W. Shaw

Years ago, when I started writing about my cemetery adventures, I visited Wesley Cemetery near Westport, Indiana. I initially wanted to explore this cemetery because I drove by it one day and the stone wall and steps that border the front of the cemetery caught my eye. A photo I took in 2011 of the... Continue Reading →

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