Beech Grove Cemetery

1400 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie, Indiana

Photos 

Beech Grove Cemetery

1. Main gate - view looking northwest

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

The Beech Grove Cemetery contains more history of Muncie and Delaware County than any other area. The grounds are eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its inception in 1841, the cemetery was the only significant burial ground in Muncie for nearly a century. The 152-year-old cemetery contains many ornate family mausoleums and monuments of Muncie's early industrialists. The cemetery also contains graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. The cemetery is of local significance. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS IN-245)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1999
Reference number
99000734
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Cemetery
Current function
Cemetery
Periods of significance
1825-1849; 1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1841; 1904; 1923
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 21
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 11
Non-contributing buildings: 4
Non-contributing structures: 3

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