East Liverpool in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Envisioned as a rural cemetery with careful attention to landscaping design and symmetrical lots, the Riverview Cemetery was established in 1883 on forty acres of land. The chapel was a gift to Riverview from the Grand Army of the Republic, mostly Civil War veterans, and was dedicated on Memorial Day 1899. Plaques inside the chapel list 702 men from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia who served in the Civil War, including 311 who are memorialized or buried at Riverview. There are also plaques listing soldiers killed in World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. The rich history of East Liverpool and Columbiana County is documented in the burials at Riverview Cemetery..
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Notable persons buried in Riverview: SANFORD HILL, mathematician, surveyor, postmaster, and astrologer, and known as the "Almanac Man," provided calculations for almanacs for 43 consecutive years until his death in 1871. DICK ALBRIGHT, Salvation Army Evangelist, founded the first Salvation Army band in the country in 1885 along with Tom Manton and Harry Webb - affectionately known as "Tom, Dick, and Harry." JOHN NESSLEY TAYLOR was president of Knowles, Taylor and Knowles, pottery manufacturers of the famous "Lotus Ware." JACK GILBERT, writer and journalist,
Erected 2002 by Riverview Cemetery Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-15.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 38.251′ N, 80° 34.375′ W. Marker is in East Liverpool, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker can be reached from St. Clair Avenue. Click for map. Located in cemetery by Civil War Memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2026 St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, OH, East Liverpool OH 43920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State Theater (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of The Taylor Mansion (approx. 1.2 miles away); J.C. Thompson Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); The American Theater (approx. 1.3 miles away); Diamond Theater (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sturgis House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Isaac Knowles - Knowles Block (approx. 1.3 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Liverpool.
Also see . . .
1. Remarkable Ohio. Marker Program (Submitted on November 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Riverview Cemetery website. (Submitted on November 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Riverview Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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