Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This burying ground was the first public cemetery located within Akron's boundaries. It was also known as the "Old Cemetery" and the "Newton Street Cemetery." Deacon Titus Chapman donated this land in 1808 as a burying ground, and he was probably the first person interred here when he died later that year. Early Akron settlers and their descendents, including veterans of the American Revolution, are buried here. Some of the gravestones were among the finest brought to the Western Reserve from Connecticut. The Middlebury Cemetery was used until 1853.
Erected 2008 by Progress Through Preservation and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 41-77.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 4.38′ N, 81° 28.686′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Newton Street and Barder Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Newton Street. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (approx. half a mile away); Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wesley Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); United States Synthetic Rubber Program 1939-1945 (approx. 1.9 miles away); 1936 Akron Rubber Strike (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Sojourner Truth's Speech on Women's Rights (approx. 2.1 miles away); Creating Crossroads of Commerce (approx. 2.2 miles away); United Rubber Workers International Union (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
Also see . . .
1. Press Release About Marker Dedication at Middlebury Cemetery. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Middlebury Cemetery at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
More. Search the internet for Middlebury Cemetery.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.