Swingley Cemetery

Also called Clevenger, this abandoned cemetery is south of Windsor east of county road 1225 west.  Started in the 1830s, Andrew Riley, who owned the farm, died in 1840.  Andrew is the grandfather of James Whitcomb Riley.  Andrew’s wife remarried and moved to Iowa, but was brought back and buried here with him.  The grave is unmarked and a memorial stone to them has been set in Winchester at the Fountain Park Cemetery.  The Clevenger farm was just south to the Riley/Swingley farm, and many Clevengers are buried there.  James would come to the Swingley porch on visits and spend the afternoon reminiscing.

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