Johnstown in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans
Side A: Johnstown Cemetery
In 1810, Dr. Oliver Bigelow from Cayuga County, New York, purchased a 4,000-acre tract of land in Monroe Township from John Brown of Boone County, Kentucky, for the sum of $10,000. President John Adams had deeded the land to Brown for military service during the American Revolution. Dr. Bigelow planned to build a town, and after mapping streets, alleys, the town square, and a cemetery, named the village Johnstown. Bigelow was the community's first medical doctor and became the town's mayor. He died on November 5, 1818, and was buried in the Johnstown's Cemetery. Located in the southwest corner of the village, the cemetery became the final resting place for more than 300 early residents and the veterans of three wars. Their grave markers, though weathered by the seasons, serve as a reminder of their great contributions to the community and the nation.
Elijah Adams; Oliver Bigelow, M.D.; Benjamin DeWolf;
Caleb Hill; Abel Jewett;
John Martin; Thomas Perkins; Moses Scovell, Esq.; and Peter Stevens
War of 1812
David Buxton; S.D. Grove; and Emanuel Hoover
J.O. Adams; L.S. Bell; A.E. Cady; Samuel A. DeWolf; John Cummins;
Joseph Evans; Noah Green; Samuel Martindale; and Israel Scovell
Erected 2003 by Johnstown Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1840.
Location. 40° 9.077′ N, 82° 41.375′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of Coshocton Street (U.S. 62) and Woodgate Drive, on the right when traveling west on Coshocton Street. Cemetery is about 100 meters north of the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown OH 43031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstown Cemetery Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Post 3097 Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Smith’s Burying Ground: Pioneer CemeteryAlexander Devilbiss (approx. 5.8 miles away); Willoughby Dayton Miller (approx. 5.8 miles away); Mills of Plain Township (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rocky Fork Metro Park (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hartford Village Civil War Column (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
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