If you are researching Cemeteries and the people buried there, in Montgomery County, Indiana, a useful resource is the Crawfordsville Public Library website Cemetery Locator page:-
Crawfordsville, Indiana, Wednesday, October 7, 2015
An iconic sign was lowered from its long-time, downtown perch. On Tuesday, the Lyons Music sign was removed from the front of 210 S. Green St., not to be discarded, but to be made to turn on again.
The plan is to have Phantom Neon Signs and Graphics restore the piece. Once in working order, the sign will be placed on display at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.
Bernard and Robin Thompson, who bought the building that formerly housed the music store, and most recently a sewing machine shop, understood the sign represented many memories centered around music for many local residents. Many people remember buying instruments, instrument accessories and sheet music at the store.
“When we bought the building I told my husband that this sign means a lot to the people in the Crawfordsville area,” Robin said. “It hit me that we should give it to the Carnegie Museum. Looking down at the sign from the upstairs apartment we could tell it was in good shape considering how old it is.”
Crawfordsville Main Street board member Becky Hurt watched as the sign was lowered to the ground. She is happy the sign is being saved.
“I think this is marvelous that Phantom Neon can save this sign,” Hurt said. “And then, to be able to see it light up again at the museum is wonderful. I am so thankful the Thompsons are saving it and donating it for all to enjoy again. I remember having the Strand Theater sign all lit up and the Lyons Music sign lit up right on the same street. Lyons Music Store had the best selection of sheet music that you would find anywhere.”
Robin, who also is a Crawfordsville Main Street board member, has memories of taking music lessons inside the store.
“When I was a student at Tuttle Middle School we would meet our music director, Connie Meek, at Lyons Music Store,” Robin said. “We would work on our musical pieces in preparation for the contests at DePauw University.”
Taking down the sign down drew a lot of attention. Many people stopped to take photos on their phones. One motorist in particular stopped the vehicle and jumped out to find out what was going on. The man was Crawfordsville resident Rick Lyon. He asked what was going to happen to the sign, and was relieved to learn it would have a new home at the museum.
“My dad’s cousin owned the store, and if the sign was going to be junked, I was going to take it to save it,” he said. “I am thrilled with the plan that will see the sign end up in the museum. That is just great.”
The building will soon house a bakery, Maxine’s on Green. It will specialize in sweet baked goods.
Situated at the front of the Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, right next to Indiana State Road 47, this memorial commemorates all veterans. It comprises a large stone, the text of which is given below, a flag pole and flag, and a pair of stone benches.
Indian Creek Hill
Dedicated to the gallant men
and women who served their
country during war and peace.
They stood, were counted and
served their country with honor.
We honor the loved ones
who waited for their return
We shall not forget.
Indian Creek Hill Cemetery is located beside Indiana State Road 47, south west of the town of New Market, between Crawfordsville and Waveland, IN.
The cemetery is situated on a small hill. The oldest graves can be found in the center of this well kept cemetery, near the top of the hill.
According to Find A Grave http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=85513 there are currently approximately 1475 interments.
This cemetery is located in Brown Township, and is one of the eight cemeteries in this township.
Brown Township is one of eleven townships in Montgomery County, Indiana. As of the 2010 Census, there were 1719 residents of Brown Township.
Wikipedia Brown Twp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Township,_Montgomery_County,_Indiana
Wikipedia Montgomery County page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_County,_Indiana
This cemetery on Waymarking.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMKY78
This Veteran’s Memorial on Waymarking.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMM0HK
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Bob Cox email@example.com | Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:15 am
Crawfordsville Rotary Club is bringing an international craze to Montgomery County. Little libraries are popping up around county towns, thanks to Rotarian’s and a local bank.
The idea is to promote reading and to add a positive new twist to each community.
“I am really excited about this new project the Rotary Club is doing,” Rotarian and little library organizer Claude Johnson said. “I love this project because we all have great books we can share and honestly don’t know how to get rid of. This program is free and has been a success all over the world.”
So far, the Rotarian’s have placed little libraries in Alamo, Wingate, Mace and Shannondale. Communities scheduled to get a little library are New Richmond, Elmdale, Yountsville, New Market and Waynetown.
Readers can go to any little library and take a book or two. Patrons can replace their chosen book with one of their own, or even keep the book. The service is free.
Michaels Cemetery is located on County Road 250 South, locally also known as Offield Monument Road, in Union township, south of the small unincorporated town of Yountsville, in Montgomery County, Indiana.
Montgomery County was formed in 1823. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, in the Battle of Quebec.
The first county election was held in March 1823. 61 people voted in that first election. The first three county commissioners were elected – William Offield, James Blevins and John McCollough – who then ordered that the first jail and courthouse be built. County website http://montgomeryco.net/
Montgomery County (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_County,_Indiana is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 38,124. The county seat is Crawfordsville. The county is divided into 11 townships which provide local services. Union Township is one of those eleven townships in Montgomery County, containing the County seat, Crawfordsville. As of the 2010 census, its population was 24,587 and it contained 10,723 housing units. Wabash College is located in Crawfordsville in this township.
According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Township,_Montgomery_County,_Indiana Union Township contains nineteen cemeteries, including this one.
According to the name sign, provided by the Township, there are approximately 14 graves in this cemetery, but Find A Grave http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=85916 lists 16.
The IOOF, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Cemetery, was established in 1824, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. According to Find A Grave http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=85485 there are 384 interments.
The cemetery is situated on a wooded hill, between two sets of houses, just off of Grant Avenue, in Crawfordsville. This is in a nice peaceful location, all you can hear are birds, and the occasional lawn mower from the neighboring houses. It is just north west of the Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery site, and south of the Wabash College campus.
According to the name sign, at the entrance, it contains veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and World War 1.
Crawfordsville is a city in Union Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 15,915. The city is the county seat of Montgomery County. It is home to Wabash College, which was ranked by Forbes as #12 in the United States for undergraduate studies in 2008. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawfordsville,_Indiana