The Springboro Cemetery Restoration Workshop

Warren County Genealogical Society

 
 

The Springboro Cemetery Association was organized 26 Aug 1865 with Seth H. Ellis, William Carpenter, C. B. Surface, James Allen and Joseph H. Haines the 1st trustees. The association purchased a 2-1/2 acre parcel from the Associates Reformed Church which had used the site as a burial place from an early date until 1857. In addition, other parcels were purchased adjacent to the church parcel. Ambrose Taylor was contracted to lay out the grounds with the plat recorded June 6, 1866. There were 9 interments in 1866. The cemetery has been active ever since, expanding to both sides of Lower Springboro Road as can be seen from the aerial maps (see links below)


In 1989, five teachers of the seventh grade of the Springboro schools, researched the proper methods and techniques for cleaning cemetery gravestones. _________, the science teacher developed methods and all acquired the materials and they led their seventh graders in a proper sprucing-up of the cemetery. The experience is fondly remembered by many students and..., many teachers. Some of the teachers will be present and all are intended to be honored by this workshop.

Location:    

    •2348 W Lower Springboro Rd, Springboro OH 45066
Located on both sides of West Lower Springboro Road at Weidener Road
Phone: (937) 748-9199

    •"Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12210

    •Coordinates: 39° 32' 50"N, 84° 14' 34"W

    •TRS: Range 5 Township 2 Section 13


Links:  

    •USGS GNIS - Springboro Cemetery, Feature ID: 1046584

    •Google Maps at coordinates 39° 32' 50"N, 84° 14' 34"W

    •Range 5 North Township 2 East Section 13 on Warner's 1867 Warren County Wall Map

    •Warren County Auditor for Springboro Cemetery Association

Property Account # 0122572, Parcel ID 04134020020] - 16.92 acres

Property Account #0123382, Parcel ID 04134020012 - 14 acres

    •Aerial Map from Windows.Live Local


Transcriptions:  

    •D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)

Early Vital Records Volume 10, page 58-78

    •Warren County Genealogical Society

Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 4 - 290 pages based on tombstone readings done by

                     Evelyn Preest, Betty Dunn and Chester Dunn. [also see on-line Name Index]

In 2005,Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer Dana Palmer photograhed 3 sections on the west side of the road for the Warren County Virtual Cemetery Project.  Following that,

                      visited the cemetery and photographed all remaining extant gravestones in the cemetery. Others have contributed photos as well including - Carla Collins , Karen Krugman, Rich Lowe, Judy Coffey Madron, Jason Tindall and Allen Williams.  Their combined efforts have been added to this site and will be incorporated into a future edition of Warren County Cemetery

                     Records, Volume 4.

 























 

The Springboro Cemetery, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co., Ohio

The Cemetery Restoration Workshop will be held July 24, 2015, at the cemetery.

Burial Grounds and cemeteries are some of our most valuable archaeological and historic resources. They are evidence of area growth patterns, cultural and religious influences, economic growth, social relationships, and genealogy. 

They may also represent the only tangible reminder of an influential person or group, be a significant example of landscape architecture, or simply be  public space available for solitude, contemplation, and reflection. 

Unfortunately, burial grounds and cemeteries are also some of the most fragile resources to preserve and protect. The challenge of protecting burial resources is one of the most confusing and complicated endeavors a local preservation organization can undertake. 

The threats to burial and cemetery resources include: misunderstanding of existing burial statutes and laws; uncontrolled development and construction; damage from weathering, vegetation and vandalism; deferred and inappropriate maintenance; and the lack of information available to the general public. 

        -The Pennsylvan Glenna M. Porter, ia Historical and Museum Commissionmailto:ksbgg@aol.com?subject=Warren%20County%20OHGenWebshapeimage_3_link_0