Fowler-Mundy Cemetery is located in Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana about two blocks south of Southport Road at 7212 Wellwood Drive. It is in the center of Southern Dunes subdivision and is fenced. It is under the control of the Perry Township Trustee’s Office.
For decades this cemetery was in a wooded area surrounded by farm land. When the developer began construction of the surrounding subdivision local cemetery enthusiasts ensured it was not destroyed. It was fenced in with an 8 foot tall chain link fence. The gate is currently locked and the key is held at the Perry Township Trustee’s Office. In 2017 the trees and brush were cleared from the cemetery. In 2018 the two dozen or so head and foot stones will be restored by Stone Revival Historical Preservation.
Both Find A Grave and the Marion County Genealogical Society (MCGS) list 20 burials here. However, they are not the same 20 burials. Two on the MCGS web site were in the last half of the 20th Century, 1966 and 1996. Both of these burials (see below) were made at Holy Cross Cemetery. Also, a couple on the MCGS list are duplicate entries. A third listing found at www.us-data.org lists only 15 names, all of which appear on Find A Grave or the MCGS listing.
About half of the stones are impossible to read due to biological growth covering the stone. These stones will be properly identified during the preservation project.
This listing is compiled from the three sources mentioned above.
Bell, Susannah 1782-1847
Brumfield, John M. 1825-1855
Bush, Jane 1815-1851
Fowler, Lidia Margaret
Fowler, Sarah (Robinson)
Hinkson, Samuel W.
Miles, James A.
Mundy, Henry Harrison
Mundy, Henry S.
Mundy, Henry W.
Mundy, Nancy W.
Mundy, Nelson H.
In addition, the Marion County Genealogical Society lists the following names, however, both are buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Indianapolis according to their death certificates:
Barton, Mary b. 1911 d. 1996 [Find A Grave Memorial]
Graves, James b. 1869 d. 1966 [Find A Grave Memorial]
External Resources for Fowler-Mundy Cemetery
On Find A Grave
On PerryTwp. Trustee web site
On Marion County Genealogical Society web site
On US Gen Net
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