Note from Kayla Hassett, March 2009:|
Ruggles Cemetery, or what I found at the corner of 1100 N and 400 W, was in pretty bad condition. As you'll see from the photos, it isn't recognizable as a cemetery from the road. It's just a little spot in the middle of a cornfield. The owner of the farm said his wife's family was buried there and allowed me to go back and take a look at it. No stone is left standing. I couldn't find any that were legible, and I believe a good many are buried under the grass. Considering it's in the middle of a field, it's very likely the cemetery has been shrinking. I don't see how over forty people could be buried on this small square.
I don't know what can be done about the condition of these cemeteries, but I thought I'd just let you know, in case something can be done.