Kirkland Township

Kirkland Township

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Township Maps

A graphical representation of the township patent map and 1876 map shows the angles of section lines only as right angles. The land patent map and the 1876 map both are indexed geographically and alphabetically (and will be included with the census and cemeteries in a comprehensive Kirkland Index.) The geographical index shows names, identifies farm locations, and the date of the original land patent.

Edited Census

To correct spelling to current usage, the edited census for Kirkland Township compares Land Patents, Plat Maps, County Histories, newspaper obituaries, cemetery records, and earlier or later census records using microfilm and two online offerings of the census.  If a name is not legible or still not identified, these cases not yet deciphered are recorded as jumbled letters as interpreted.


The four cemeteries located in Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana are:

All four cemeteries are now presented in multiple formats. The most complete format includes inscriptions, gravestone descriptions, newspaper obituary notices, gravestone photos, cross references between related burials, and a linked alphabetical index. There is a chronological list of deaths to trace the growth of each cemetery and a simple geographical list of inscriptions for a quick survey of names by location (by row and lot).


All four cemeteries, Pleasant Dale, Shady, St. Luke's, and Zion, have the basic data listed on the Adams Co. Indiana IN GENWEB webpage, originally created and maintained for years by Tim Singleton and now ably coordinated by Margie Pearce. This is the only other authorized site to use these compilations.

Kirkland Township is a Congressional Township identified as Township 27-N Range 13-E.  It has or had at least three towns and four cemeteries.  The USGS does not list all cemeteries, Pleasant Dale is not included.

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