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Centerville in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

“Old Centerville Cemetery”

 
 
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 12, 2015
1. Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker
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Inscription. The first recorded meeting of the Sugar Creek Baptists (now Centerville Baptist Church) was November 2, 1799. In 1802, property was purchased from Aaron Nutt and by 1803, a meeting house was erected on the west side of the cemetery. Early residents traveled to the church on trails which were blazed through the wilderness from settlements five miles away. On July 4, 1807, the Church Trustees appointed Benjamin Robbins and Whitely Hatfield “to lay off a burial ground in proper manner.” Additions to the cemetery continued until 1865, which extended the cemetery to the present boundaries. Many early settlers including veterans of the Revolutionary and other wars, are interred here. The cemetery is currently maintained by Washington Township.
 
Location. 39° 38.202′ N, 84° 9.476′ W. Marker is in Centerville, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 725), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. marker is on a stone gate post at the drive leading back to the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 288 N Main St, Dayton OH 45459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugar Creek Friends Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Centerville Veterans Memorial
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 12, 2015
2. Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker
full view of marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Mad River Road / (approx. 3 miles away); Mad River Road / Road From Cunningham's to Mad River (approx. 3.1 miles away); Brigadier General Edmund Munger (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cassano’s Pizza King® (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wright Seaplane Base (approx. 5 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Centerville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 12, 2015
3. Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 12, 2015
4. Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Marker
wide view of site, cemetery visible in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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