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Mount Calvary Cemetery
Huntington County, Indiana

Huntington Twp, Sec 4
Lat: 40 54' 21"N, Lon: 85 31' 00"W

Contributed by Ellen Callahan, Jan 02, 2003, last edited Jul 09, 2009 [gingerabbit2@hotmail.com]. Total records = 3,644.

To reach the cemetery take Hwy 5 northwest for about one mile to 500 N. The cemetery is on your right or the east side of the Hwy.

Mount Calvary is the cemetery for the St. Mary Catholic Church and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Some burials were relocated from Church Cemetery, located on Church Street, in Huntington. It is my understanding that some of Church cemetery's burials were relocated from the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery (that was located next to the church) and some burials from Catholic Cemetery that was once located on Riverside Drive, just outside of the city of Huntington, (between Briant street and Broadway).

One of Huntington county's most well known men is Francis La Fontaine, he was a principle Chief of the Miami tribe of Indians. He donated the land for Mount Calvary cemetery, and a section of the cemetery was set aside for the burials of his descendants as he request.

The cemetery is still in use, and has a chapel on the grounds. The cemetery is in excellent condition.

This list is a combination of tombstone inscriptions and the caretaker's records which I have done in the fall of 2002. There are some burials in Mt Calvary whose names are unknown, as a fire destroyed some of the records years ago.

- Ellen Callahan

 

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