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Vandals Target Historic Cemetery

LEWISTOWN, Ind. (WOWO): Someone damaged dozens of headstones at a historic Henry County cemetery.

Tom Saunders has taken care of Lewisville‘s historic cemetery for more than three decades. Some of the oldest headstones are now broken beyond repair.
Saunders said it looked like someone kicked, pulled and pushed them over. The cemetery is lined with veterans of the Revolutionary War and the founding fathers of Lewisville.

The town was established in 1829 by Lewis Freeman, who is also buried in the cemetery. Even his eight-foot-tall marker has fallen victim to vandalism.

Since the incident occurred, several community members have offered time, money and resources to make all the possible repairs, The Henry County Sheriff‘s Department is investigating the vandalism.

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