Daily Archives: September 13, 2016

Forest Hill Cemetery

 

Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle, Indiana is the burial place of four US Congressmen plus the parents of Col. Eli Lilly (as in Eli Lilly & Co.).

The cemetery’s southern edge includes a small military burial section.  The markers for the Civil War soldiers are barely readable now, but the more recent ones, from the Spanish-American War to the present, give plenty of information.

Much of the older part of the cemetery is indeed established on hills, with some lovely vistas.

I forget how much history resides in Indiana, and how this state, and those states east of Indiana, take their history so seriously.

I also forget how lovely small towns can be in Indiana, in an ineffable way not found in Missouri or Illinois or Kansas.