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Bailly Cemetery - Porter, IN

This is one of my favorite places in NW IN.
These are photos we took when we went hiking there. This is literally in the middle of the woods. I drew in red the path we took to get there from the parking lot. We had to hike down a highway, and cross over and enter the woods thru a chained off pathway. It is not marked well, so it takes a while to find it. The setting is very creepy, yet very beautiful at the same time. I've included two Google map shots...one of our path, and one of just the cemetery from above.


Bailly Cemetery is a cemetery located at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Porter, Indiana, USA. The cemetery is three-quarters of a mile (1.2 km) north of the Joseph Bailly Homestead on the edge of a sand ridge. The first recorded burial was Robert, the son of Joseph Bailly, in about 1827. Subsequently, the site has been considered a family graveyard

In 1827, Joseph Bailly chose the sand hill as a resting place for his son Robert. He placed a thirty foot wooden cross near the grave which travelers on the nearby trial could easily view. Why he buried his son on this hill, three-fourths of a mile from the home, can only be speculated. Perhaps he did so because it had already been used for burials. More likely, since he marked the place with a large cross, he chose the highest point in the area.

The entire Joseph Bailly family is interred in this cemetery. There are also a stepdaughter, son-in-law, and several grandchildren. In the early years, the Swedish community also used this site as a cemetery, until Rose Bailly Howe restricted it to the Bailly family after 1866. Rose Howe had the grounds enclosed with a wooden fence around 1867. In 1885 she had a six-foot (1.8 m) limestone wall topped with iron spikes erected. Access was through an iron gate on the south side. On the inside walls, three boxes with rounded tops were included with the stations of the cross. An altar was built in the southeast corner. A cross had been erected in the center of the cemetery by Joseph Bailly in 1827.

By 1914, Miss Frances R. Howe worried about entry into the cemetery and had Theodore Stephens of Chesterton construct a concrete block wall around the old one. Stairs at the north end lead up to the top and a stone railing with ornamental coping was erected. The interior of the cemetery was filled with sand. Memorial plaques were moved from inside the walls to the outside at the north end. The entire raised platform was encircled by a concrete retaining wall and driveway. During construction, numerous unmarked graves were discovered and moved just outside of the new construction.

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Re: Bailly Cemetery - Porter, IN

Cemeteries are so creepy but I love to walk through them. Great pics and thank you!

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Re: Bailly Cemetery - Porter, IN

This place is especially creepy, just because of where it's located.
A lot of scary looking people hang out there at and it is a perfect place for a murder...it's so far off the beaten path, and between the dense woods and drop offs....not somewhere one wants to get lost!

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Arhhh Thanks for sharing Kelseecat.
Great photographs and story, Amazing cross.
I love visiting Cemetery's too.

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Thanks for the wonderful pictures

Cemeteries are such fascinating places to visit.

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Very cool! We always go to the dunes, will have to check this out. Thanks!

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Hmm... only a two hour drive from here. Must stop there on the way to the dunes this summer. :D

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beautifully scary!!!

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