Walnut Grove Cemetery

Walnut Grove Cemetery (HMIXJ)

Location: Martins Ferry, OH 43935 Belmont County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 5.987', W 80° 43.168'

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The Walnut Grove Cemetery is the burial place of members of the Zane and Martin families. Their graves lie within the brick enclosure. The cemetery is also the resting-place of many early Martins Ferry residents, including veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. The Zane and Martin families were significant in the pioneer history of the region. Betty Zane's legendary heroism at Fort Henry (now Wheeling, West Virginia) helped settlers resist an attack by the British and their Native American allies in September 1782.
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Absalom Martin, one of the first Americans to buy land in the Northwest Territory and regarded as one of the first to legally settle here, received the first license to operate a ferry on the Ohio River in 1789. Ebenezer and Jonathan Zane, Betty's brothers, laid out Zane's Trace in 1796 across what would become southeast Ohio. Ebenezer and Minerva Zane Martin sold the cemetery's land to the town of Martins Ferry in 1866 for $100.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-7_MARKER_N
Year Placed1998
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Betty Zane Days Committee, Martins Ferry Area Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 523911 N 4438869
Decimal Degrees40.09978333, -80.71946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 5.987', W 80° 43.168'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 5' 59.22" N, 80° 43' 10.08" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-198 N 4th St, Martins Ferry OH 43935, US
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