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                            HOW TO FIND A GRAVE ON THE MAP:

Burials are listed alphabetically by last name, then first name and middle name or initial (if known).

Each grave is identified by a three part number [Block–Lot–Grave] for its location in the Cemetery. For example, Grave 39-5-6 is the 6th grave in in Block 39, Lot 5.  Use the grave location number to find its Block and Lot on the large Marshall Cemetery map. The map shows the location of the Blocks and how the Lots are laid out within a block.  (There are usually 8 graves per lot, but some have ten.) You can write the grave location(s) on a Block & Lot Layout Map in the white holder to the left. The example Block & Lot Layout Map to the right is completed for Grave 39-5-6 (in Red) and Grave 38-10-3 (in Blue).


                        FINDING THE GRAVE IN THE CEMETERY:

Cemetery Blocks are numbered 1 to 82, 101,102,113, 151 to 154, and 200 to 213. (See the Cemetery Map). There are numbered, sandstone colored markers set in the ground at the end of the blocks along the main east-west drives in the cemetery. Blocks 57 through 82 are small blocks located between two larger, lower numbered blocks and do not have markers. (Use the markers for the adjacent larger blocks as a guide to find them.)  

Once you have found the appropriate block, use your Block & Lot Layout Map to find the lot and grave. All marked blocks have 12 lots per block (six on each side of the block) with eight graves in each lot.  Blocks 57 through 82 have only 2 lots each (one per side) with ten graves in each lot.  

In all cases, lots are numbered starting in the southeast corner of the block, and increasing to the north end of the block, then crossing to the northwest corner of the block and increasing back to the to the south end (a counter-clockwise loop.) Regardless of where a lot is located in the cemetery, the graves within it are always numbered from south to north. To find a specific grave, after finding the right Block, count off lots (each lot is approximately 25 feet long, with 8 graves, some graves do not have markers), and then look for the grave in that lot. (See example to the right.)


                                           FINDING GRAVE 39-5-6

To find Grave 39-5-6, first find the sandstone maker for Block 39 along center east-west main drive way.  Since Block 39 is on the south side of the road (main drive to the north), then, as shown on the Detail Map, the lot on the northeast corner of the block is Lot 6. The next lot south would be Lot 5.  Therefore, Grave 39-5-6 would be on the east side of the block about 35 feet south from the main road (or eleven graves south—the eight graves of Lot 6 and Graves 8, 7 & 6 of Lot 5).  


                                                SPECIAL NOTES

There is one area of the Cemetery with a unique layout.  Blocks 151 through 154, known as “Baby Hill”, are located at the north end of the cemetery. Each block contains two continuous parallel Lots (Block 154 has a third), with the grave numbers beginning about 20 feet from the road and increasing to the north.

When the cemetery was first established in 1887, it was laid out with five east-west drives and 56 Blocks.  Later, it was determined that only three east-west roads were needed.  Two of the roads were closed and the areas were plotted as Blocks 57 through 82. Blocks numbered 101 and higher were added in more recent times.