Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery Info

The web address for Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery is www.ophc.info

Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery is located within Traders Point, one of the oldest and most scenic areas in Indianapolis.  The cemetery dates to the 1820s.  It is a final resting place for several people of distinction.  Revolutionary War Veteran John Hume; noted fashion photographer, Noble Bretzman; and numerous pioneer families from the first generation of Indiana’s history.   Until very recently the cemetery was unable to accept requests for new gravesites.   Thanks to a recent donation of farmland, the cemetery expanded by one acre in 2008 (33%).   We invite you to consider purchase of a grave or a lot (4 graves) in our new section (Section C). The not-for-profit cemetery is independent of any church, and is open to the public. The current expansion enables us to offer affordable burial plots to anyone that would like to plan to spend eternity in this picturesque part of central Indiana. The expansion area is located west of the old cemetery and is accessible via the circular driveway on Moore Road.   The expansion area and new asphalt driveway were completed in 2008.   We are now selling gravesites in Section C.  Please send an email to one of the following board members listed below for more information about reserving a grave or lot.
GeorgeWilkins george@wilkinsvideo.com
Chuck Krupa chuckkrupa@sbcglobal.net
Ross Reller rossreller@gmail.com
 or call Ross at 317-414-1101

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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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