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Martins Ferry in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Walnut Grove Cemetery

 
 
Walnut Grove Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2010
1. Walnut Grove Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A:
The Walnut Grove Cemetery is the burial place of members of the Zane and Martin families. Their graves lie within the brick enclosure. The cemetery is also the resting-place of many early Martins Ferry residents, including veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. The Zane and Martin families were significant in the pioneer history of the region. Betty Zane's legendary heroism at Fort Henry (now Wheeling, West Virginia) helped settlers resist an attack by the British and their Native American allies in September 1782.
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Side B:
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Absalom Martin, one of the first Americans to buy land in the Northwest Territory and regarded as one of the first to legally settle here, received the first license to operate a ferry on the Ohio River in 1789. Ebenezer and Jonathan Zane, Betty's brothers, laid out Zane's Trace in 1796 across what would become southeast Ohio. Ebenezer and Minerva Zane Martin sold the cemetery's land to the town of Martins Ferry in 1866 for $100.
 
Erected 1998 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Betty Zane Days Committee, Martins Ferry Area Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-7.)
Walnut Grove Cemetery Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
2. Walnut Grove Cemetery Marker (Side B)

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.987′ N, 80° 43.168′ W. Marker is in Martins Ferry, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is on 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Cemetery and marker are at the end of the street, about 150 feet NE of Ellet Street, adjacent to a parking lot for East Ohio Regional Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Martins Ferry OH 43935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Zane (here, next to this marker); Martins Ferry Pioneers (here, next to this marker); William Dean Howells / James Arlington Wright (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeling Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away in West Virginia); McColloch’s Leap (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); The Mingo (approx. 1.4 miles away in West Virginia); Gibson-Linn (approx. 1.7 miles away in West Virginia); List House (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Martins Ferry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walnut Grove Cemetery Burial Transcription. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Martins Ferry. (Submitted on March 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Walnut Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2010
3. Walnut Grove Cemetery Marker
With Betty Zane Monument to left. Looking NE.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesNative AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Walnut Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
4. Walnut Grove Cemetery
Zane-Martin Graves plot
View from Walnut Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2010
5. View from Walnut Grove Cemetery
Looking SW along 4th Street, with East Ohio Regional Hospital on left.
 
 
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