Sunday, November 3, 2013

344. GSMC Cemetery Probing Workshop, Nov. 9th

            The Genealogical Society of Marion County will hold a Probing Workshop at the Parker Cemetery within Eagle Creek Park in Pike Township on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
            Volunteers are welcome, but come in appropriate clothing to work in the weeds, woods, and dirt. Supplies and equipment will be furnished. Contact: Ron Darrah,

Cemetery notes and/or description:
The cemetery lies within Eagle Creek Park and is on the west side of Eagle Creek Reservoir. It can be accessed from the north via a nature trail that starts at Wilson Rd. One must trek about 1.5 miles through the woods to get to it. From the west, one may be able to access it from the Eagle's Crest section of the park but may need permission. From the south one must hike about 2 miles from the parking lot at 56th St. on the west side of the reservoir. It is farther this way due to the winding nature of the trails.

The cemetery sits on a grassy bluff overlooking the reservoir. There is an old home foundation nearby. The approximate address of this location is 8500 West. It is near 8500 W. 65th St. which is a park road that adjoins Dandy Trail. One must follow Dandy Trail to the north several hundred feet and there is an old drive that goes to the northwest. At the end of the drive is the foundation and a trail which leads to the cemetery.

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