The Howard Cemetery

The Howard Cemetery (HM242)

Location: Grand Rapids, OH 43522 Wood County
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N 41° 24.776', W 83° 51.84'

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Thomas Howard, aged 66, a Revolutionary War Veteran, arrived at the head of the great rapids of the Maumee from New York State in 1822. Three cabins were erected for his family and the families of his two sons Edward and Robert. The first death in this settlement was Thomas Howard in 1825; and this plot, then a wooded bluff on a sharp ravine, was chosen as a burial place. Other Howards were buried here, and in 1850, Tee-na-Beek, a family friend and one of the last of the Ottawa Indians in this area, was laid to rest in a corner of the family cemetery.

WPA workers leveled the ground and relocated many graves in 1938. The Howard Cemetery is now owned and maintained by the Village of Grand Rapids.
HM NumberHM242
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-87
Year Placed1980
Placed ByGrand Rapids Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 260630 N 4588557
Decimal Degrees41.41293333, -83.86400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.776', W 83° 51.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 46.56" N, 83° 51' 50.40" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17782-17998 OH-65, Grand Rapids OH 43522, US
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