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Near Oxford in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stillwell’s Corners

 
 
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
1. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
close up side A; showing text
Inscription. side A
A cemetery was established on the site in 1811 and became the final resting place for many of the area's early pioneer families. The Hanover Township Trustees obtained title to the land in 1823 from John and Anna Farnsworth, and it was expanded for additional plots in 1879. Unfortunately many burials remain unmarked or can be located only by primitive limestone markers above them. The oldest readable headstone is dated 1816.
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side B
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The small hamlet of Stillwell's Corners was located south of the cemetery at the junction of two roads, one leading to the state line and the other to Oxford. As with most pioneer communities, it had mills, still houses, taverns, and stores. Stillwell Post Office operated in the area from 1831 to 1859. The office was moved to McGonigle's Station with the arrival of the Junction Railroad. That office closed in 1905.
 
Erected 2006 by Hanover Township Trustees, Butler County Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 24- 9.)
 
Location. 39° 27.474′ N, 84° 41.322′ W. Marker is near Oxford, Ohio, in Butler County
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
2. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
close up side B; showing text
. Marker can be reached from Oxford Millville Road (U.S. 27) 0.3 miles north of Stillwell Beckett Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Stillwell Cemetery in Indian Ridge Golf club. NOT accessible from public roads, but from the parking lot of the golf course. County Auditor's map shows the fenced cemetery to be public land. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2600 Oxford Millville Rd, Oxford OH 45056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stillwell Cemetery Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bunker Hill / Dog Town (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bunker Hill Universalist Church/Bunker Hill Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bethel Chapel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bethel Chapel 1815- 1873 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Freedom Summer 1964 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Alumnae Hall (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
3. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
full view of marker
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
4. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
marker can be seen at a distance; Veterans Memorial, and golf course shelter house in background.
Stillwell’s Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 13, 2016
5. Stillwell’s Corners Marker
golf course sign at north edge of parking lot, foot access to gate in fence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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