Twinsburg in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Locust Grove Cemetery Vault
Cemetery vaults were used to store bodies in winter when the ground was too frozen to break manually. Locust Grove's vault was constructed of locally quarried sandstone in 1872. The interior showcases the mason's skills: the walls are smooth and the ceiling is arched. Tools, markers, and cemetery supplies replaced bodies after it became possible to break frozen ground with mechanical excavating equipment. In 1997, the 138-ton vault was moved approximately twenty-five feet northwest from its original location to make way for land development. Ethan Alling established Locust Grove Cemetery in 1846.
Erected 1998 by Twinsburg Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 13-77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 18.617′ N, 81° 26.562′ W. Marker is in Twinsburg, Ohio, in Summit County. Touch for map. Marker and vault can be seen and accessed from the western edge of the commercial center parking lot at the southwest corner of Aurora Road (Ohio Route 82) and Darrow Road (Ohio Route 91). The lone cemetery vehicle entrance is via a long lane off Aurora Road. Marker is in this post office area: Twinsburg OH 44087, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. First Congregational Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wilcox Twins (about 700 feet away); Twinsburgh Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twinsburg World War II - Korea - Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twinsburg World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Eisenhower" Green Ash Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); President's House (approx. 4.4 miles away); North College (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twinsburg.
Also see . . .
1. Locust Grove Cemetery Burial List. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Locust Grove Cemetery at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on June 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.