Volunteers help clean up historic southern Indiana cemetery in honor of Memorial Day

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- In honor of Memorial Day, one of the oldest cemeteries in Jeffersonville, Indiana, got some TLC on Sunday.

More than a dozen people worked to refurbish the Barnett Cemetery off River Ridge Parkway. 

Some of the volunteers were Boy Scouts from Troop 4010 in Clarksville.

Much of the stone wall around the cemetery had crumbled, so volunteers rebuilt it to protect those who are buried there. 

The cemetery is on the grounds of the old Indiana Army Ammunition Plant.

"It is part of the ammo plant and most of the people who are buried here are either families of members who worked for the plant, or members who have passed away in the plant themselves," organizer Brandon Cahill said. 

Some of the graves on the property date back to well before the Civil War. 

Volunteers say they also plan to place a new sign with historical information at the site.

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