Secret Hoosier Hideout  LbNA # 9546

Placed DateJul 24 2004
LocationLaurel, IN
Planted ByTrailStompers    
Found By firestorm
Last Found Mar 8 2014
Hike Distance?

This box is hidden in what I think is a neat old cemetary, Conwell Cemetary. Specifically, it's in what I've been calling the "secret" cemetary because all my life, I've never known that part of the place existed, and I've been by it a million times. Laurel, the closest "city," is a very small town, so I might have to say Connersville is the closest city. Clues may seen lengthy - bear with me!

Take highway 121, south if coming from Connersville. On my map of the state, 121 is a short highway going between Connersville and highway 52. Laurel is closer to 52 than to Connersville. Anyway, if you're going south, you'll get into Laurel via a hill that winds around the graveyard, which is on the right side of the road. When you get to the very top of the hill, highway 121 turns to the left. Instead of following the highway, turn right as soon as you get to the top of the hill. The road sign is missing, but I believe it's called Clay St. Just a short distance onto this road, you'll see houses on the left, and two cement structures that cover a sort of ditch for water flow on the right. Park between these structures. DEAD in front of you, there are two chain-link gates. No fence there - just those gates. The last time I was there, there were small U. S. flags on the gates, but don't be thrown off if they don't happen to be there when you arrive. Not sure how permanent they are. Walk to the left end of the gates, and look directly left (300 degrees). There are two evergreen trees a short distance away and nearby is a headstone that says "Hiers." Looking over top of John and Rachel, you'll see a trail that goes down a hill. Follow it over a small gulley, then back up a hill. You'll see in front of you more headstones. This is the "secret" part of the cemetary that I just discovered. On up the hill, you'll see three grand ol' trees. The one on the far left, the balding one, is your destination. The box is hidden at the bottom of the tree behind a broken headstone.

Also in this section of the cemetary, there is a stone for a married couple whose names were Mary and Joseph. Check the place out if you want. It's neat, but a shame that some of the stones are almost into the woods and not cared for properly.

It would be handy to hunt for "Birthday Cake" next.

Please holler if you don't find what you're looking for. :)