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Olmsted Falls in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chestnut Grove Cemetery

 
 
Chestnut Grove Cemetery Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
1. Chestnut Grove Cemetery Marker, side one
Inscription.  
The northward course of the west branch of Rocky River forms a boundary for this cemetery, which lies above the river valley. Old trees convey stateliness and solemnity to these seven acres, often called “Turkey Foot” because turkeys roosted in the trees. Settlers from New England are buried here and include descendants of William Bradford, second governor of the Plymouth Colony. Julie Carter Northrop, granddaughter of one of Cleveland’s early settlers, Lorenzo Carter, is buried here. Veterans of six wars are honored here. The Daughters of the American Revolution recorded the cemetery’s tombstone engravings and cenotaphs In 1961.

In 1855, Oscar and Susan Kendall deeded 3½ acres to Olmstead Township for a cemetery. In 1887, Sam Broady built a sandstone structure that has 18-inch thick walls and a 7-inch thick floor as a holding place until burials could be conducted. In 1825, Hannah Lewis deeded 3½ acres to enlarge the cemetery. In 1929, Olmsted Township trustees quit-claimed Chestnut Grove Cemetery to the Village of Olmsted Falls with the reservation that it would forever be a union cemetery
Chestnut Grove Cemetery Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
2. Chestnut Grove Cemetery Marker, side two
for Olmsted Township, West View and Olmsted Falls.
 
Erected 2011 by Union Cemetery Association, Historical Society of Olmstead Falls, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 101-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 22.759′ N, 81° 53.764′ W. Marker is in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Chestnut Grove Drive just west of Lewis Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olmsted Falls OH 44138, 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. Olmsted Falls, A Historic Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); Olmsted Falls L.S. & M.S. Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Olmsted’s Origins / Olmsted Township (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Ark (approx. 1.7 miles away); Frostville Post Office / Frostville Museum (approx. 1.9 miles away); Springvale Ballroom (approx. 1.9 miles away); Butternut Ridge Cemetery 1835 (approx. 2 miles away); John J. Donnelly (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olmsted Falls.
 
Additional keywords. Witch’s Hill
 
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Chestnut Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
3. Chestnut Grove Cemetery Marker
The intersection in the distance is Lewis Road.
Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Chestnut Grove Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
4. Chestnut Grove Cemetery and Marker
1887 Sandstone Holding Vault image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 6, 2019
5. 1887 Sandstone Holding Vault
“In 1887, Sam Broady built a sandstone structure that has 18-inch thick walls and a 7-inch thick floor as a holding place until burials could be conducted.”
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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