Porter (Rea) Cemetery

Porter (Rea) Cemetery (HM162A)

Location: South Bend, IN 46614 St Joseph County
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N 41° 32.913', W 86° 21.116'

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This cemetery was officially created September 6, 1854 when Samuel Gard deeded land to trustees for a burial ground. Free African-American settlers from Huggart Settlement were buried here alongside their white neighbors, not segregated. Porter Cemetery Association was formed May 9, 1884 with both white and African-American charter members.
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Cemetery has always been a neighborhood burial ground for members from churches of various denominations. It has been called Porter Rea for decades perhaps because both Porter and Rea families owned adjacent land. Although enclosed in Potato Creek State Park, it remains an active independent cemetery managed by Porter Cemetery Association.
HM NumberHM162A
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number71.2003.1
Year Placed2003
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Friends of Porter Rea, and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 1:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 554049 N 4599856
Decimal Degrees41.54855000, -86.35193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 32.913', W 86° 21.116'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 32' 54.78" N, 86° 21' 6.96" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 65111-65251 Pine Rd, South Bend IN 46614, US
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