Johnstown in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Johnstown Cemetery / War Veterans
Side A: Johnstown Cemetery
In 1810, Dr. Oliver Bigelow from Cayuga County, New York, purchased a 4,000-acre tract of land in Monroe Township from John Brown of Boone County, Kentucky, for the sum of $10,000. President John Adams had deeded the land to Brown for military service during the American Revolution. Dr. Bigelow planned to build a town, and after mapping streets, alleys, the town square, and a cemetery, named the village Johnstown. Bigelow was the community's first medical doctor and became the town's mayor. He died on November 5, 1818, and was buried in the Johnstown's Cemetery. Located in the southwest corner of the village, the cemetery became the final resting place for more than 300 early residents and the veterans of three wars. Their grave markers, though weathered by the seasons, serve as a reminder of their great contributions to the community and the nation.
Elijah Adams; Oliver Bigelow, M.D.; Benjamin DeWolf;
Caleb Hill; Abel Jewett;
John Martin; Thomas Perkins; Moses Scovell, Esq.; and Peter Stevens
War of 1812
David Buxton; S.D. Grove; and Emanuel Hoover
J.O. Adams; L.S. Bell; A.E. Cady; Samuel A. DeWolf; John Cummins;
Joseph Evans; Noah
Erected 2003 by Johnstown Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-45.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 9.077′ N, 82° 41.375′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of Coshocton Street (U.S. 62) and Woodgate Drive, on the right when traveling west on Coshocton Street. Touch for map. Cemetery is about 100 meters north of the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown OH 43031, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstown Cemetery Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Post 3097 Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Smith’s Burying Ground : Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Alexander Devilbiss (approx. 5.8 miles away); Willoughby Dayton Miller (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hartford Village Civil War Column (approx. 6.1 miles away); William Mears Dawes Gristmill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Hartford Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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