Tinker’s Creek Cemetery

by Kaylah Stroup

One of my favorite fall traditions is visiting cemeteries. Obviously, if you’ve been following The Dainty Squid for any amount of time you’d know it’s not just a fall thing for me. Buuuut there is something super special about them when the weather starts to get a chill and the leaves litter the ground. Honestly though, everything is better is the fall…

I shot these photos and started this post back in October. Jeff had taken the day off work because he wasn’t feeling well. Luckily, by midday, he was feeling well enough to go on a little adventure with me. It was like a bonus weekend day! I wanted to go check out a new cemetery alas there aren’t many in the area I haven’t already throughouly explored. He ended up suggesting Tinker’s Creek Cemetery. He had actually taken me here on one of our first dates to try and impress me. Whatta guy! I thought it was super awesome but at the time I was still really shy about taking photos in front of him so I didn’t end up shooting anything that day.

These days I’m anything but shy about taking photos so I took my good ol’ time poking around the cemetery while he hiked around the nearby trails. It was rainy, gloomy, and truly just the quintessential fall day. Perfect for finally photographing this old place!

Tinker’s Creek Cemetery is one of those off the beaten path places that always ends up making those lists of “most haunted”. It’s located on the top of a big hill in the middle of a field. You have to park at the bottom, in a small pull off, and hiiiiike. The cemetery is often described as abandoned but rampant vandalism doesn’t actually equal ‘abandoned’. The path there is obvious, and both times I’ve visited it’s been well maintained.

Still, there’s definitely a spooky air to the grounds…

Check out even more interesting graveyards under the “cemeteries” tag!


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allie February 22, 2018 - 10:10 am

Oooh I love this one. Even the name is perfect! ~adds to massive list~

Kaylah February 23, 2018 - 9:32 pm

I’m honestly surprised you’ve never been there!

Laura February 22, 2018 - 10:23 am

these photos are great – the cemetery looks really lovely! xx

Kaylah February 23, 2018 - 9:33 pm

Thanks, Laura! 🙂