Oak Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Oak Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (HM8AM)

Location: Delaware, OH 43015 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.263', W 83° 4.152'

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In 1850, this eighty acre tract known as the Kilbourne farm was purchased for use as a cemetery. The "Old Burial Grounds," located where Ohio Wesleyan's Selby Stadium now stands, had deteriorated and most of those remains were removed to Oak Grove Cemetery. The first internment here was on July 23, 1851. Among those buried here are Moses Byxbe, the founder of the city, the parents of President Rutherford B. Hayes, Ohio Governor Frank B. Willis, Mary Campbell Townley, the only two-time Miss America, fifteen unknown African-American soldiers from the Civil War, and veterans of the American Revolution. When it was opened, Oak Grove was one mile south of Delaware. Today it is a quiet sanctuary of nature; a rolling arboretum surrounded by city. Here, also, is the resting place for more than 20,000 citizens of Delaware.
Dedicated on Memorial Day, May 26, 2008
HM NumberHM8AM
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Delaware County Historical Society series
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelaware County Historical Society, The Kroger Company, and National City Bank
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] M. GARRISON  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 324110 N 4461745
Decimal Degrees40.28771667, -83.06920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.263', W 83° 4.152'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 15.78" N, 83° 4' 9.12" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 330-374 S Sandusky St, Delaware OH 43015, US
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I Saw The Marker

Very well maintained and a nice place to spend a day exploring. They also have an online website to search for specific names of people who are buried there

Nov 24, 2016 at 12:36am PST by birdyj9

I Saw The Marker

Some bird droppings on it, but this would be very hard to control in this area as it is Spring and a lot of active birds.

Apr 19, 2016 at 2:56pm PDT by maggieg

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