Seymour, Indiana: Graves of America's First Train Robbers

The Reno Brothers pulled off America's first planned train robbery, but they were caught, hanged by vigilantes, and buried in the town cemetery.

St. Ambrose Cemetery

Address:
E. 9th St., Seymour, IN
Directions:
The St. Ambrose Cemetery grave is just north 9th St., closest to Shields Ave., with a small fence around the tombstones. Hangman Crossing is about 2.5 miles west of town on US Hwy 50, at a railroad crossing.
Admission:
Free.
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Graves of America's First Train Robbers

Very close to the John Mellencamp mural. You don't need to enter the cemetery and search for it, because the grave site is right next to the road.

[Dave O., 10/17/2022]

Three Reno Brothers graves.

Graves of America's First Train Robbers

vDirectly across the street from the intersection of E/ 9th St and Pershing St. Parking on street.

[Stephen Francia, 07/14/2022]

Three Reno Brothers graves.

Graves of America's First Train Robbers

The graves are easy to find and well-maintained. A nice marker tells their history.

[Lorie Bettice, 08/21/2020]

The three Reno Brothers pulled multiple railway heists before being hanged by a lynch mob in 1868.

Hangman's Crossing.

Graves of America's First Train Robbers

Hangman crossing has no tree?!?

[Penny, 05/13/2015]

Historic trees have a habit of falling over after a century of admirer traffic.

Reno graves.

Graves of America's First Train Robbers

I visited on a foggy afternoon, which seemed to add to the ghostly lore behind this historical grave site. The sites are well maintained in this old graveyard. It's an interesting place to walk for people who are interested in old headstones.

[Jeff Wilson, 12/29/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

John Mellencamp MuralJohn Mellencamp Mural, Seymour, IN - < 1 mi.
Freeman Army Airfield MuseumFreeman Army Airfield Museum, Seymour, IN - 3 mi.
Limestone Pillars - Veterans MemorialLimestone Pillars - Veterans Memorial, Columbus, IN - 16 mi.
In the region:
Big John: Former World's Largest Rocking Chair, Franklin, IN - 32 mi.

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