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Near Oxford in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stillwell’s Corners

 
 
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
1. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
close up side A; showing text
Inscription. side A
A cemetery was established on the site in 1811 and became the final resting place for many of the area's early pioneer families. The Hanover Township Trustees obtained title to the land in 1823 from John and Anna Farnsworth, and it was expanded for additional plots in 1879. Unfortunately many burials remain unmarked or can be located only by primitive limestone markers above them. The oldest readable headstone is dated 1816.
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side B
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The small hamlet of Stillwell's Corners was located south of the cemetery at the junction of two roads, one leading to the state line and the other to Oxford. As with most pioneer communities, it had mills, still houses, taverns, and stores. Stillwell Post Office operated in the area from 1831 to 1859. The office was moved to McGonigle's Station with the arrival of the Junction Railroad. That office closed in 1905.
 
Erected 2006 by Hanover Township Trustees, Butler County Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 24- 9.)
 
Location. 39° 27.474′ N, 84° 41.322′ W. Marker is near Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
2. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
close up side B; showing text
. Marker can be reached from Oxford Millville Road (U.S. 27) 0.3 miles north of Stillwell Beckett Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Stillwell Cemetery in Indian Ridge Golf club. NOT accessible from public roads, but from the parking lot of the golf course. County Auditor's map shows the fenced cemetery to be public land. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2600 Oxford Millville Rd, Oxford OH 45056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stillwell Cemetery Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bethel Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away); The DeWitt Family / The DeWitt Log Homestead (approx. 4 miles away); The Legend of the Baby in the Well (approx. 4 miles away); Langstroth Cottage / Lorenzo Langstroth (approx. 4 miles away); The Verlin L. Pulley Tower (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey House (approx. 4.2 miles away); William Holmes McGuffey (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oxford.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
3. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
full view of marker
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
4. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
marker can be seen at a distance; Veterans Memorial, and golf course shelter house in background.
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
5. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
golf course sign at north edge of parking lot, foot access to gate in fence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016.
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