Crown Hill Cemetery
Crown Hill Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Washington County. Crown Hill was established in 1824. Crown Hill Cemetery is located on the southwest edge of the City of Salem. Like all cemeteries, Crown Hill's many monuments and markers reflect the history of this historic community.
As an historical aside, many of the stone markers in the original section reflect lives that were lost during the Cholera epidemic of 1833. This part of the cemetery also contains many beautifully engraved tombstones made of Hindostan whetstone.
The Hindostan whetstone – sometimes called the Hindostan Oilstone or Orange Stone – was mined from southern Indiana during the 19th and 20th century. The mine was located in Northwestern Orange Country, Indiana and were exported during their time of production through North, Central, and South Americas as well as Europe and Asia.
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