Sandusky (Indianola) Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois
Cemetery Name: Sandusky (Indianola) Cemetery
Also Known As: Old Sodowsky Cemetery, Old Sandusky Cemetery
Location: Carroll Township, North of Indianola
GPS Location: 39.9590, -87.7114 (link to Google Map)
Description: There are 2-3 cemeteries in Vermilion County with a similar Sandusky/Sodowsky Cemetery, this one is located on private property just north of Indianola.
This cemetery is no longer cared for, and overgrown. There is a lane from the house back to the cemetery, get permission before visiting. ALSO - as we walked back from the cemetery to the house, we passed a draining ditch which had a couple of headstones discarded there! (Pictures # 204 - 218). After some research, I believe these were duplicate stones for a couple of "Sandusky" family who are buried at nearby Woodlawn Cemetery (in the Sandusky Lot) - The Sandusky lot have all "matching" stones, so possible these were older stones that were replaced.
Other Sites: Linda Clark Hays visited this cemetery in 2002, and posted some of her pictures HERE.
Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in April 2010, and also 2 video's at that time. Also included below is 6 additional pictures not taken by me. One is an older picture before the small sapling grew into a tree and knocked over the tallest stone - and 5 other pictures of stones we did not find when we visited.
Link to Pictures: 246 pictures (50 on a page, 5 pages)
Internment List: I created this internment list (INDEX OF PICTURES) using my pictures, along with old cemetery readings and any other records that could be found. I have also created a similar list for the IGHS (Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society) that includes additional information then what is found here, so please check them out if you are looking for additional information. PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT guarantee the list of be 100% accurate or correct. If you have any additional information or corrections, please feel free to add a note below. Also PLEASE do not copy the list & call it your own - give credit back to COAN.NET or to this site, VermilionCounty.info. Thanks
Video: Below are a couple of quick overview video's of Sandusky (Indianola) Cemetery. These were taken April 2010. Please note: These video's are NOT "professional" or to be used to read stones or anything like that.... these are to show a quick "overview" of the cemetery. For those who may never be able to visit this cemetery in person, these video's are here to show a quick "overview" of the area.
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Thank you for all the photographs. Is there an effort underway to preserve the cemetery and fix the stones? If so, please let me know. Thanks.
Sue Stine is the Treasurer of Vermilion County and the resident of the Sandusky Homestead. I bet she would be happy for you to call at the Treasurer's Office and give permission to visit the cemetery.