Upon reaching County Road 400 South on US-31 in Johnson County, I recommend that you take a few minutes to see the famous "Grave in the Middle of the Road" just a mile east of the intersection.



Divided highway sign alerting eastbound drivers to the grave of Nancy Barnett, located in the middle of East County Road 400 South, near Amity, Indiana.

According to the historical marker:
NANCY KERLIN BARNETT Born May 14, 1793-Died Dec. 1, 1831
Married to William Barnett, Feb 29, 1808. he was born Sept. 27, 1786, drowned in Ohio River Sept. 24, 1854. William was the great, great, great grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe. Daniel G. Doty, 1846-1934, protected his grandmother's grave by staying here with his gun, while the county relocated this cemetery in order to build the road. A concrete slab was placed over the grave, to protect the marker, Aug. 8, 1912. Erected in 1982, by Kenneth F. Blackwell great, great grandson, and his son Richard Blackwell.




The grave of Nancy Barnett, located in the middle of East County Road 400 South, near Amity, Indiana. Photo is taken looking toward the east.


The grave of Nancy Barnett, located in the middle of East County Road 400 South, near Amity, Indiana.


The grave of Nancy Barnett, located in the middle of East County Road 400 South, near Amity, Indiana. Photo is taken looking toward the west.