Geological Research at the IGS
Update of whetstone tombstone database
||Jul 1, 2015
||Jun 30, 2017
Lawrence, Orange, Washington
Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
||Whetstone tombstones are pre-Civil War monuments that originated in Orange County, Indiana. Their distribution can be used to document trade routes in the early part of Indiana's history.
||The purpose of this project is to continue to maintain and update the whetstone tombstone database.
||Cemeteries that contain whetstone monuments are located and checked; updates to the database are added.
||The whetstone tombstone database that will be archived at the Indiana Geological Survey and the Indiana Historical Society.
||This research is leading to a better understanding of the pre-Civil War funeral industry, trade routes, and commerce in Indiana.