Swope Farm Cemetery, Indian Creek

Located on Indian Creek, on the right as you enter the Swope Farm from Co. Rt. 12-4. One must be looking for it to spot it, however it is easily seen on the way out of the farm. It is a strange cemetery, wrapped around the mountain with unplanned placements, totally shaded by tall, old trees.

BEVERLY, Doc William16 May 190320 Aug 1944"Christ loved him & took him."
HENSLEY, Alice L. Beverly18821958
BEVERLY, Anderson30 Apr 18725 Mar 1920
GREEN, James E.19521952
SHORT, Orvile Ray21 Sep 194315 Jul 1944
SHORT, Herby, Jr.14 Jul 19391 Oct 1940
SHORT, Gloria Ann1 Mar 19363 Sep 1936
SHORT, Herbert (Ronny)5 Oct 191110 May 1968Single monument replaced w/dbl.
SHORT, Delcie Trent7 Jun 19153 Jun 1993Wife of H.S.
JACKSON, Amanda13 Dec 186928 Jan 1894
SHANNON, EllenApr 18727 Apr 1893
LUSK, Reece T.7 Nov 18854 Oct 1880
RAMEY, Avaline21 Mar 183925 Oct 1888Limestone markers, but this one was expertly engraved.


  1. There are 8 Unknown graves marked with head and footstones (literal stones, or as we say here-"rocks"), but no inscriptions.
  2. Many of the stones here were beautifully shaped (as the back of a chair), smoothly rounded, with a rectangular bottom put into the earth six inches. Someone knew what they were doing and was apparently called upon to do it often.

Recorded by Peggy L. Blackburn with Debbye Allen Miller. 14 September 1998.