Old Washington Cemetery

Old Washington Cemetery (HMIIG)

Location: Washington Court House, OH 43160 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 32.023', W 83° 26.471'

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Washington Court House was founded in 1810 by American Revolutionary War veterans from the state of Virginia. They also established Washington Cemetery in 1810 and located it in what was originally the southern part of the town. With the coming of the railroad, the cemetery's size was reduced to what is now approximately half an acre of land containing one hundred and twelve headstones. One of the prominent people buried in the cemetery is Judge Wade Loofborough, known for his interest in the utopian socialist society called Fourierism. He purchased land in Clermont County to establish the society, but it failed. Loofborough eventually became a respected judge and lawyer in Fayette County. Other distinguished people buried here include veterans of the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number7-24
Year Placed2008
Placed ByFayette County Travel and Tourism and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ROBIN LATOSKI   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 290198 N 4378852
Decimal Degrees39.53371667, -83.44118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.023', W 83° 26.471'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 1.38" N, 83° 26' 28.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 W East St, Washington Court House OH 43160, US
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I Saw The Marker

I took a photo of the marker and surrounding areas. The cemetery sits behind a General Old Fashion store

Jun 17, 2016 at 4:55pm PDT by birdyj9

I Saw The Marker

The Marker is clear and the grounds of the cemetery are very well maintained

May 6, 2016 at 6:16pm PDT by birdyj9

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