Near New Albany in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Smith’s Burying Ground: Pioneer Cemetery
(Later called the "Burnside" Cemetery)
John Clouse (1758–1822), Dutch immigrant and Revolutionary War veteran, is also buried here.
The D.A.R. biography reads: “When a boy he ran away from home and stole passage on a ship to America where he was sold for his passage. When the Revolution broke out, he was offered his freedom if he would serve in the army.” John Clouse moved his family from western Maryland to Fairfield County about 1805 and to Plain Township in 1814.
Also buried here is Julia Landon, sister-in-law of Noble Landon who was a co-founder of New Albany in 1837.
Erected 1990 by The New Albany Plain Township Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
Location. 40° 6.296′ N, 82° 46.669′ W. Marker is near New Albany, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Johnstown Road (U.S. 62) north of New Albany Expressway (Ohio Route 161), on the left when traveling north. Marker is between New Albany and Johnstown. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Albany OH 43054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Archibald's Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mills of Plain Township (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rocky Fork Metro Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wagnor Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Albany and Plain Township Veterans and First Responders Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Founders of New Albany (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Sylvester Ranney House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Disposal of Land in Plain Township (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
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