Prairieville Cemetery

650N 1065W
Prairie Twp., Tipton Co.


Eliza Orem died in 1867. Her marker, above, has been standing facing the west wind for nearly 150 years. It is truly amazing that the detail of her stone still exists today.

Situated in the northwest corner of Tipton County, this cemetery is not only the final resting place for those who lived in Prairie Township, but also those who lived in Honey Creek and Harrison Townships of Howard County and the northeast corner of Clinton County. The earliest stone found is that of a child, Mildred Ellis, who died in 1845. Children of Jackson Watts & Thomas Scott may have been buried here as early as 1844.

Gae & I photographed this cemetery in September of 2014. Our reading very closely matched that of the D.A.R. which was done almost 40 years age. We did simplify the way rows are number. Because of this nearly perfect match we feel safe using names and dates given by the D.A.R. which, today, are no longer legible. Rows are numbered west to east, stones north to south. A few rows do not begin on the north edge. These rows are half as long as other rows. In October 2023 the cemetery added a new row (perhaps more) on the west edge of the cemetery. I have denoted this row as row 1W.

This catalog would be much shorter if it had not been for the efforts of the D.A.R. and the sharp memory of the late Violet Rayl past secretary of the cemetery board.



Alphabetical Listing:

A-Fit | For-Mcc | Mck-Ray | Ren-Tur | Unk-Wat | Wea-Z

Last Updated: April 19, 2015
This information is provided for non-commerical use only and may contain inaccuracies.
All photographs are copyrighted by Gae Matchette/Robert Kincaid and may be used for personal use only.
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