Accidental Cemetery~Pleasant Grove

Liberty Gospel ChurchThis cemetery was on my flooded out detour route.  A few weeks ago we got several downpours over a few days that flooded our area.  I live in a valley that floods easily, so I had to take a detour to the library. As I traveled township road 35 in Killbuck, I noticed a little church cemetery by the road.   I kept going because I didn’t want to take pictures in a downpour~I’m crazy but not that crazy.    When I got to the library, I looked up the cemetery location, and our resources indicated that it was the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

The coordinates for this cemetery are 40.492957, -81.949618

The stone pictures are on Find a Grave.

A majority of the stones in this cemetery rest under the beautiful, cascading pine tree branches~a very peaceful cemetery indeed!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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Bethany Mennonite Church Cemetery and Cows

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The Bethany Mennonite Church Cemetery is located on a lazy residential street on CR 245 in Prairie Township. The large Prairie Township cemetery is just down the street.

This cemetery is next to the church, as you can see in the picture below.

The coordinates are 40.64946, -81.92389.    Look for the stones on Find a Grave.

Take a cue from the cows next door and reflect and listen to the birds on a beautiful day in June at this quiet cemetery.

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Plum Run Cemetery

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Plum Run Cemetery is almost out of the county near Loudonville.  The coordinates for this cemetery are 40.655227, -82.201897

It is located by the Washington Township garage.  You can park in the parking lot next to the salt garage.

Although this is a fairly small cemetery, there were several stones with symbols on them.  One symbol that stood out the most here was the bird.

 

A bird with Dum Tacet Clamat (Though Silent, He Speaks)  The bird is a symbol of eternal life, spirituality, Messenger of God, or peace. There was evidence of real birds, too ; )

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Drake’s Valley or Stout Cemetery

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The library records and the cemetery sign call this cemetery Drake’s Valley Cemetery; however, Google Maps has it labeled as Stout Cemetery.  The coordinates are 40.612546, -82.172536 This cemetery is in Washington Township right off of SR 39.  I saw it as I was traveling to Plum Run, which will be the next blog post.

There is a dirt drive coming up to the cemetery.  Someone cuts the grass in the cemetery, but the grass in the middle of the lane is quite long.  It was difficult to get my little Honda up there, but I did it.  I wouldn’t recommend visiting this cemetery in the winter.  There were many broken stones and some that were illegible.  You can find a listing of the stones that are available on Find a Grave.

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Wolgamott Cemetery

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You will see different spellings of this cemetery, but this is the spelling that I have seen most often.  It is a tiny cemetery on CR 235 just off the side of the road.  There is no room to park, and I would not advise parking near the road.  I parked at the end of a drive at a farm house nearby.  I tried to find someone, but no one answered the door.  I hope it was okay to park there : /  The cemetery is so small that it only took me a few minutes to snap all of the pics, and I was on my way.

The coordinates are 40.634090, -81.812627

The stone pictures can be found on Find a Grave.

Most of the stones are in bad shape and hard to read, and the land is a little unstable.  Here is a pic of a stone hiding in a bush.

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