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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Crown Hill Indiana Historical Marker

Location: 738 W. 38th Street, Crown Hill Cemetery (road between chapel-crypt & 38th Street overpass), Indianapolis. (Marion County, Indiana)

Erected October 1976 by the Board of Corporators of Crown Hill Cemetery

ID# : 49.1976.2

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.


Crown Hill Cemetery, founded in 1863, is the fourth largest cemetery in America. The history of Indiana and the United States is reflected in its monuments. President Benjamin Harrison, Vice-Presidents Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks, and Thomas Marshall, innovators Richard Gatling and Col. Eli Lilly, author Booth Tarkington and poet James Whitcomb Riley are among the many political, commercial, and literary leaders buried within its bounds. Crown Hill is the only cemetery in the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places.