Elkhorn Cemetery

Elkhorn Cemetery, located in southern Wayne County, Indiana is the oldest cemetery in the county, where some of our first pioneers are interred. It is also the location where the first church and schoolhouse stood.

Photo: Sign - Elkhorn Cemetery Founded 1806

Photo: View looking across cemetery at the pioneer memorial.

Photo: Marker - Pioneer Memorial

Photos taken June 29, 2003

The memorial stone reads:

This memorial marks the approximate site of the first church built in Wayne County; the Elkhorn Baptist Church. It is also the site of the first school house in Wayne County. Both were log structures built in 1807.

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