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

Old Marion Cemetery

Also Known as the Quarry Street or Pioneer Cemetery

 
 
Old Marion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2016
1. Old Marion Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Marion founder Eber Baker donated this two-acre plot for use as a cemetery shortly after platting the village in 1822. The oldest legible headstone bears an 1812 burial date, indicating that it may have been moved to the site after the opening of the cemetery. While complete records are not available, approximately 200 burials took place in the cemetery with the final one believed to have occurred in 1872. Many of the 65 victims of an 1854 cholera outbreak were buried here. The cemetery’s location next to an active railroad, combined with unfavorable soil conditions, eventually created a need for relocation. This led to the establishment of a cemetery on Delaware Avenue that opened in 1858. Many of the original interments were subsequently moved to the new Marion Cemetery.
 
Erected 2016 by Marion County Historical Society The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 17- 51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection
Old Marion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2016
2. Old Marion Cemetery Marker
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Location. 40° 35.466′ N, 83° 7.555′ W. Marker is in Marion, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Quarry Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Quarry St, Marion OH 43302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marion County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorials (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marion County Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rooster Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First Bell Brought to Marion County (approx. ¼ mile away); Cummins Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Norman Mattoon Thomas (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Old Marion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2016
3. Old Marion Cemetery Marker
Marker as seen from across Quarry Street
Old Marion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2016
4. Old Marion Cemetery Marker
A fenced portion of the old cemetery, but there are scattered stones throughout the entire two acre site.
Old Marion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 27, 2016
5. Old Marion Cemetery Marker
Sign on the Quarry Street side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 27, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022