Zoar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Here, in what has been described as "God's Acre," is the final resting place of members of the Society of Separatists of Zoar (1817-1898) as well as today's descendants and residents. The early Zoarites' simple religion forbade headstones, believing all were equal in death. These early burials, including fifty who perished in an 1834 cholera epidemic, are to your left. The headstone of Zoar leader Joseph Bimeler was erected later. (continued on other side)
(continued from other side) In the 1860s, the Separatists began using wooden markers, now deteriorated, and eventually limestone and marble memorials. The early graves were laid in chronological order, not in family plots. Three additions in 1900, 1925, and 1996 have enlarged the cemetery. The road, which formerly followed the shore of nearby Zoar Lake, was changed to its present location in 1925.
Erected 2006 by Zoar Community Association, Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 18-79.)
Location. 40° 37.041′ N, 81° 25.676′ Touch for map. Located in Zoar Cemetery at the west end of 7th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Zoar OH 44697, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zoar Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zoar Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Commemoration of Our Patriot Ancestors (approx. 2.1 miles away); Unknown Soldier (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Laurens (approx. 2.1 miles away); Treaty of Greene Ville (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zoar.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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