Lindenwood Cemetery

Coordinates: 41°04′48″N 85°10′30″W / 41.080°N 85.175°W / 41.080; -85.175
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Lindenwood Cemetery
Chapel at Lindenwood Cemetery
Established1859 (1859)
2324 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46808
Country United States
Coordinates41°04′48″N 85°10′30″W / 41.080°N 85.175°W / 41.080; -85.175
Owned byDignity Memorial
Size175 acres (71 ha)
No. of graves74,000
Find a GraveLindenwood Cemetery
The Political GraveyardLindenwood Cemetery
Lindenwood Cemetery
Area180 acres (73 ha)
ArchitectChislett, John; Doswell, John
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference No.78000043[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 17, 1978

Lindenwood Cemetery is a rural cemetery operated by Dignity Memorial in Fort Wayne, Indiana, established in 1859. With over 74,000 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 "Art" Roy 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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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. Isaac De Groff Nelson.

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