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Crown Hill Cemetery
(Marion Co, Washington Twp)
700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 925-3800
Crown Hill Cemetery, covering over 500 acres, is the fourth largest cemetery in the United States.  It contains over 230,000 burials & is still in use.  It was incorporated in 1863 & the first burial was in June 1864.  The entrance to the original cemetery is located at West 34th Street & North Boulevard Place.  In 1911, additional land north of 38th Street (formerly called Maple Road) was obtained & new offices were built. there in 1968.  The original cemetery is in Center township, while the newer portion & offices are in Washington township. 
The Crown Hill website maintains a searchable surname database, which reportedly shows all the burials. The website also shows the cemetery's historical timeline for the cemetery.
(Tip If you do not locate your ancestor in your first search then click on Archive and search again! The Crown Hill "Locator" records are split between 2 separate databases. )  
SHAARD# CR-49-03.
NOTE: In most cases, if the burial is a re-internment from another cemetery, the date will be the re-internment date, not the original death/burial date.
The Crown Hill office will do searches for genealogical data for a fee (see their website).
Photo taken Nov 2007 - D. Scott