Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery Website


Most would agree that one of the crown jewels in our TPAN area is the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Moore Road. We are frequently asked if the cemetery can accept new residents. Until very recently the answer was no. Thanks to a generous donation we will soon have individual graves and family lots for sale. On behalf of the board I am pleased to announce that we will be opening the new section in 2008. We are now accepting reservations. (Graves are $850.00 each). The cemetery is non-denominational, not for profit and unaffiliated with any other entity. It is maintained by lot sales, donations, a treasury and a volunteer board.

Please visit our website for more information.



About Ross Reller

I am pleased you have expressed interest in learning more about the historic Traders Point area in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1980 to 1982 I was employed in the PR department at Conner Prairie Museum in Hamilton County. There I learned about William Conner, an important figure in Indiana's pioneer days. A decade later I became interested in the history of the Traders Point area and was surprised to learn that William Conner had been the first land owner in the area. In 1823 he acquired, through the Federal land office in Brookville, a patent for an 80 acre tract carved by Eagle Creek and an Indian trail that was about to be named the first toll roadway through the township (Lafayette Road). Thirty years later a village took shape within this tract. A grain mill on the creek, houses, churches, stores, restaurants, and two gas stations would take shape here in the creek valley hamlet of Traders Point. By 1962 all improvements (except a farmer's co-op) had been removed by the Indianapolis Flood Control Board to make way for Interstate 65 and a new reservoir. This blog is dedicated to preserving evidence of this historic area but I will occasionally use it to discuss related topics. To activate this follow, simply click the confirm button below. If you don't want to follow, ignore this message and we'll never bother you again. I am also a member of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, a non profit association still selling burial plots for those who would like to spend all eternity in Traders Point, and I am an officer in the Pike Township Historical Society and the Traders Point Association of Neighborhoods.
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1 Response to Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery Website

  1. Justin Roland Brunes says:

    I have a great deal of family resting at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Moore Road and I would like to purchase more plots. If anyone can give me the idea of where the new plots would be I would appreciate it. My family is throughout the cemetery interspersingly mainly toward the back bend of the drive in the center. I would like the plot(s) to be as close to there as possible, but I have heard that the new plots are in a ‘flood plane’ or an area otherwise prone to seasonal flooding. Can anyone give there knowledge of where the plots available are and how close to the flood area they may be? I would highly appreciate it.

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