|On Top of the Crown|
|Lucy Ann Seaton|
Crown Hill Cemetery was so named because of its location on the highest point in the city. Crown Hill was incorporated on September 25, 1863 and dedicated as a cemetery on June 1st, 1864. The next day, June 2nd the first burial was held there for Lucy Ann Seaton, a 33 year-old mother who died of consumption - (tuberculosis.) Her husband John, a Union Captain serving in the Civil War, had inscribed on her stone, “Lucy, God grant that I can meet you in heaven.” Currently, over 190,000 people rest among its rolling 555 acres, the third largest non-government cemetery in the U.S.
|Crown Hill National Cemetery|
Another military burial ground, the Confederate Mound, is the final resting place of 1,616 Confederate Prisoners of the Civil War. These southern soldiers died while being detained at Camp Morton from 1862 through 1865. Most were originally buried at the City Cemetery, but were moved in 1931 by the War Department.
|President Benjamin Harrison|
|Grave of President Harrison|
|Grave of James Whitcomb Riley|
|James Whitcomb Riley|
|Mausoleum of Colonel Eli Lilly|
|Dr Richard Gatlin|
Dr Richard Gatlin, inventor of the Gatlin gun is buried here, along with John Dillinger, the infamous 1930’s bank robber.
|Grave of John Dillinger|
Crown Hill also has thousands of statues, markers and stories. There are twenty-five miles of paved road inside the cemetery gates, a community mausoleum, a funeral home and the Gothic Chapel, where weddings and events are held, year round.
|Gates to the Cemetery|
|A view of Indianapolis |
from the "Crown"
|~ James Whitcomb Riley|