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Damascus in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Friends Burying Grounds

(1807-1843)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 16, 2014
1. Friends Burying Grounds Marker
Inscription.  The Friends Burying Grounds, once located here on Lot 17 in the Village of Damascus, is the oldest cemetery in Butler Township, Columbiana County. Expansion of the Friends Church necessitated the re-location of the Friends Burying Grounds. No markers were found to identify the graves of the 118 persons exhumed here. The exhumed remains were re-interred in the Damascus Cemetery on Valley Road, one block east of this location. The exhumation (2001-2002) was directed by Prof. Dr. John White of Youngstown State University, assisted by staff, students, and volunteers.
 
Erected 2002 by Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds Committee, Damascus Friends Church, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-50.)
 
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 series list.
 
Location. 40° 54.04′ N, 80° 57.337′ W. Marker is in Damascus, Ohio, in
Friends Burying Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 16, 2014
2. Friends Burying Grounds Marker
Mahoning County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Walnut Street and Morris Street. Located at Damascus Friends Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Damascus OH 44619, 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. Ervin George Bailey (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Damascus Grade School Museum (about 700 feet away); Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maple-Dell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 4.3 miles away); Salem (approx. 5.9 miles away); Unserheim (approx. 6 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Damascus.
 
Also see . . .  Damascus Friends Church. (Submitted on November 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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