Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana
Pete’s Run Cemetery is named after the creek that runs to the
side of the cemetery. It is said that the cemetery is close to Indian
Cemetery. Nearby, Peter Cornstalk, a prominent Indian chief who died
north of Burlington in 1838, was buried. William Smith and others were
hired to take his body to Kokomo for burial. They had to take it in a
wagon. To cut a road through the forest proved too difficult a task for
them. When they reached a point where the trail crossed a stream on the
north side of Wildcat, now in Ervin Township, they buried him there.
The stream took the name Pete’s Run.
This project was
finished by Tom Quinn in September of 2007.
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