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  Old Walnut Hill Cemetery
a.k.a. Hanon or Horse Shoe Cemetery

This old pioneer cemetery is located in section 1 of Taylorville township.  It was the farm belonging to the first settler of Christian County; MARTIN HANON and his wife, SALLY MILLER HANON.  Sallie died 28 May 1862 according to the 1904 Christian County History.  We did not find either of the Hanon's graves.  The cemetery is on the Bob-O-Lou cattle farm.  It is well fenced.  In the late 1960's it was cleaned up and a new fence was put around it.  It apparently has not had any upkeep since then.
We went in April of 1992, before the weeds and poison ivy had taken over and read all the stones we could find.  We probed and found some that were not found int the 1960's when the DAR read it.  We did not find some of the stones that were there then.  This is the result of the two readings and a few extra additions taken from the old histories and newspapers
Nelvin & Ida Sloan
Harold & Rosella Brookens

A listing of burials for this cemetery is available in our library.
Tombstone photos and burial information can be found at US Cemetery Project.

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