About Us

The first meeting of the members of the association to make arrangements for a new cemetery was held at the LaPorte County Court House, August 1, 1856. The first interment in the Pine Lake Cemetery was in 1858. Immediately after its organization the trustees invited proposals form all owning real estate in the vicinity of the city for the sale of such lands as were suitable for cemetery purposes. All offered were visited and carefully considered, and the result was the selection of that portion of the county farm which lay south of its bisection highway and east of the Michigan City Plank Road.

Pine Lake Cemetery has always been integrated, regardless of race or religion. The trustees feel that they can safely guarantee the proper care and maintenance of the grounds for all time to come, without assessment or any demand whatever upon lot owners. The purchase money not only pays for the lot but provides for its perpetual care and maintenance. The main entrance to the cemetery is from U.S. HWY 35 with a secondary entrance from Severs Road.

Here is a map of the area, please click the map for driving directions.


LaPorte County Library www.lapcat.org
LaPorte County Historical Society Museum www.laportecountyhistory.org

E-mail: info@pinelakecemetery.org