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

Lucasville Cemetery / Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville

 
 
Lucasville Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
1. Lucasville Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Lucasville Cemetery
Lucasville Cemetery was originally established as the Lucas Family burying ground, with Susannah Lucas as the first recorded burial on May 4, 1809. Susannah's husband, Captain William Lucas, a Revolutionary War veteran, is interred here along with the first wife of Governor Robert Lucas, Eliza "Betsy" Brown Lucas. By 1816, the cemetery was used as a public burying ground. Hand carved monuments inscribed with poetry can be found in the old section. Recognized as one of the oldest cemeteries in southern Ohio, Lucasville Cemetery has interred veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville
John Lucas (1788-1825), son of William and Susannah Barnes Lucas, came to present-day Scioto County from Virginia circa 1802. His brother, Robert Lucas, was a War of 1812 hero, two-term governor of Ohio (1832-1836), and the first territorial governor of Iowa. John volunteered for service and commanded a regiment during the War of 1812. Upon the death of his father in 1814, John inherited much of his family's property in Scioto County, and it was on a portion of this land that he would establish the town of Lucasville on August 7, 1819. He and his wife, Mary Lucas, ran
Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
2. Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville Marker (Side B)
a tavern in Lucasville until his death in 1825. He is interred in Lucasville Cemetery.
 
Erected 2003 by Lucasville Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.834′ N, 83° 0.003′ W. Marker is in Lucasville, Ohio, in Scioto County. Touch for map. Marker is in the old section of Lucasville Cemetery, about 0.1 mile west on North Street from its intersection with US Route 23. Marker is in this post office area: Lucasville OH 45648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lock 48 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey (approx. 2.9 miles away); Boyhood Home of Roy Rogers (approx. 3.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) (approx. 9.5 miles away); Scioto County KIA-MIA Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away); Bigelow Church (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
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Lucasville Cemetery / Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
3. Lucasville Cemetery / Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville Marker
Lucas Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
4. Lucas Family Plot
Susannah Lucas, First Burial in Lucasville Cemetery, c.1809 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
5. Susannah Lucas, First Burial in Lucasville Cemetery, c.1809
William Lucas Original Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
6. William Lucas Original Grave Marker
Encased in concrete.
Eliza Brown Lucas Replacement Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
7. Eliza Brown Lucas Replacement Grave Marker
John Lucas Founder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
8. John Lucas Founder Marker
Samuel Lucas Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
9. Samuel Lucas Grave Marker
John Lucas Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
10. John Lucas Grave Marker
Encased in concrete.
Susannah Buckles Hand Carved Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
11. Susannah Buckles Hand Carved Grave Marker
Died August 10, 1833.
Detail on Susannah Buckles Hand Carved Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2009
12. Detail on Susannah Buckles Hand Carved Grave Marker
Died August 10, 1833.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,223 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   11, 12. submitted on December 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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