Monday, May 23, 2011
The small Horn Cemetery lies just off the Old Military Road
The Horn Cemetery is located at the end of Penrose Ln. off Baxter CR 55 (Old Military Road). This is a small, very old, and sometimes neglected cemetery. At one time, its name may not have been known because it was only identified in the Baxter County Cemetery Book as the cemetery on the old Gene Wells farm. There are a few graves that are identified with old head stones that are now badly eroded and faded away. These are from the Alan, Hudson, Jones, and Thompson families. There are also some above ground cairns and other graves marked only with field stones. Larry and Joyce Havner donated and erected a very nice "Horn Cemetery" sign and someone placed a bench at the cemetery. I understand that Joanne Beard has also been involved in cleaning up this cemetery at some point in the past. It has now been cleaned up by county jail inmates and is being kept regularly weed-eated. When properly cleaned up, it is a very peaceful setting in a small grove of shade trees. The burials date from the mid 1800's.