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East Liverpool in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Riverview Cemetery

 
 
Riverview Cemetery Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
1. Riverview Cemetery Marker (front)
Inscription. (front)
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,
Riverview Cemetery Marker (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
2. Riverview Cemetery Marker (rear)
gained nationwide attention in 1983 for his founding of "National Failure's Day" honoring those who have experienced failure in pursuit of a noble dream. Businessman, philanthropist, and composer, WILL THOMPSON has the words of his famous hymn "Softly and Tenderly: Jesus is Calling" engraved on his headstone. WILLIAM SURLES was awarded the Medal of Honor as a member of the 2nd Ohio Infantry for his efforts to save the life of his commanding officer at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862.
 
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);
Riverview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
3. Riverview Cemetery Marker
Next to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel
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
 
The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
4. The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel
This gift to Riverview was dedicated and turned over to the cemetery on Memorial Day, 1899 from the Grand Army of the Republic. Built at a cost of $12,000, it is insured today for a replacement value of more than three quarters of a million dollars.
The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
5. The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel
This gift to Riverview was dedicated and turned over to the cemetery on Memorial Day, 1899 from the Grand Army of the Republic. Built at a cost of $12,000, it is insured today for a replacement value of more than three quarters of a million dollars.
The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
6. The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Chapel
This gift to Riverview was dedicated and turned over to the cemetery on Memorial Day, 1899 from the Grand Army of the Republic. Built at a cost of $12,000, it is insured today for a replacement value of more than three quarters of a million dollars.
Riverview Cemetery Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 20, 2011
7. Riverview Cemetery Civil War Memorial
Erected A.D. 1889
Under the Supervision of
General Post No. 44
G.A.R. Department of Ohio
By The
People of East Liverpool
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To commemorate the loyal service of her volunteer soldiers who so faithfully and efficiently aided in suppressing the rebellion
1861 - 1863
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Building Committee
N.A. Frederick, Robert Hall, Jno. N. Taylor, W.H. Surles, A.J.L. Kerr
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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