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Camden in Preble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 4, 2021
1. Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker
side A
Inscription.  
In 1817, Revolutionary War veteran and Camden co-founder James Moore Sr. and his wife, Mary, deeded a plot to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) to erect a place of worship. Although a church was not built until 1825, the earliest burial stone recovered on the plot was that of five-year-old Simon P. Zimmerman, dated 1818. Many subsequently interred were victims of the cholera epidemic of 1849. Felix and Rachel Marsh, in 1852, sold an adjacent one-acre plot to the MEC trustees "for a graveyard." The expanded cemetery became known as Orchard Hill Cemetery due to the nearby fruit orchards. Prominent citizens of early Camden as well as veterans of American conflicts from the Revolution through the Civil War are buried in the cemetery.

A new cemetery was established north of the village in 1873 and some graves were relocated there. The "Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery" was abandoned after the last known burial, that of Charlotte Cornwell, in March 1880. This older cemetery soon became neglected and overgrown, seemingly forgotten. By 2006 several Camden residents felt it should be respected and began its restoration,
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using private donations and the work of local volunteers. Research identified as many of the interred as possible. While 117 tombstones, bearing the names of 144 individuals, were restored and reset, many others were either not found or proved unsalvageable. Today, these time-worn markers again honor Camden's original citizens, military veterans, and the volunteers who lovingly restored their resting place.
 
Erected 2021 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation; Village of Camden, Ohio; The Camden Archives; Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 10-69.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 39° 37.732′ N, 84° 39.312′ W. Marker is in Camden, Ohio, in Preble County. Marker is at the intersection of West Central Avenue (Ohio Route 725) and U.S. 127, on the right when traveling west on West Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 397 W Central Ave, Camden OH 45311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camden (approx. ¼ mile away); Camden War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile
Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 4, 2021
2. Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker
side B
away); Marking the Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Historic Hopewell / Historic Hopewell Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); West Elkton Underground Railroad Station (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bunker Hill House (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Doty Settlement / The Pioneer Farmstead (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Restoration Movement / Doty Settlement Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 4, 2021
3. Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker
the stone, next to marker
Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 4, 2021
4. Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker
full view of marker
Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 4, 2021
5. Old Camden Orchard Hill Cemetery Marker
iron gate, marker, and stone, as seen from Rt 725
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 6, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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