Lindenwood Cemetery (1859 - Present) Fort Wayne, Indiana 2324 W. Main Street
The cemetery was founded in 1859. The original 152 Acres was purchased for $7,600 in July 1859. It is now 175 acres. It was dedicated on May 30, 1860 and the first burial was in early July of 1860 ( I couldn't located the exact date). In 1978, the U.S. Department of Interiors included Lindenwood in the National Register of Historic Sites.
I usually go here 2-3 times a month from spring to fall. I have both my grandfather buried here as well as other extended family. It is a peaceful place to spend a few hours walking, especially if you need time to think. If you are ever in the area, stop by and check it out.
Here is an outline of the cemetery.
This is the burial spot of Homer Van Meter. He was #2 in John Dillinger's gang. His exact spot is: Section 4, Block 4, Row 2, Space 10
Here are a few of the beautiful mausoleums
3 large mosoleums and a bell tower. The bell tower plays every 15 mins and on the hour. One time when I was there it seemed to play for 10-15 minutes. It was a peaceful sound.