Lindenwood Cemetery

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Lindenwood Cemetery
Lindenwood Cemetery chapel.jpg
Chapel at Lindenwood Cemetery
Lindenwood Cemetery is located in Indiana
Lindenwood Cemetery
Shown within Indiana
Lindenwood Cemetery is located in the US
Lindenwood Cemetery
Lindenwood Cemetery (the US)
Established 1859 (1859)
Location 2324 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46808
Country  United States
Coordinates 41°04′48″N 85°10′30″W / 41.080°N 85.175°W / 41.080; -85.175Coordinates: 41°04′48″N 85°10′30″W / 41.080°N 85.175°W / 41.080; -85.175
Owned by Dignity Memorial
Size 175 acres (71 ha)
No. of graves 69,000
Find a Grave Lindenwood Cemetery
The Political Graveyard Lindenwood Cemetery
Lindenwood Cemetery
Area 180 acres (73 ha)
Architect Chislett, John; Doswell, John
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference # 78000043[1]
Added to NRHP February 17, 1978

Lindenwood Cemetery is a cemetery operated by Dignity Memorial in Fort Wayne, Indiana, established in 1859. With over 69,000 graves and covering 175 acres (0.71 km2), it is one of the largest cemeteries in Indiana.[2]

Famous interments include some of the most important political figures from Fort Wayne history including Samuel Hanna (1797- 1866), Jesse L. Williams (1807-1886), Allen Hamilton (1798-1864), Colonel George W. Ewing (1804-1866), Paul Frank Baer (1893-1930), Daisy E. Nirdlinger (1879-1950) and Arthur R. "Art" Smith (1890-1926).[3][4]:3–4

Isaac De Groff Nelson helped to incorporate Lindenwood Cemetery, where a monument was built to him.[5]

Lindenwood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "History - Lindenwood Cemetery". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lindenwood Cemetery" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. August 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-07-01.  Note: This includes Arthur L. Paulison (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lindenwood Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-07-01.  and Accompanying photographs
  5. ^ Dunn, Jacob Piatt (1912). Memorial and Genealogical Record of Representative Citizens of Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bown & Company. pp. 438–444. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 

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