Burnside Cemetery

New Albany, Ohio



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Burnside Cemetery is located on the west side of US-62, about ½ mile north of Central College Road, in New Albany, Ohio (Plain Township, Franklin County). The coordinates are 40° 6' 17.94" N, 82° 46' 40.05" W.

Burnside Cemetery, also known as Smith's Burying Ground, is very small (0.35 acres) and is no longer active. Most of the gravestones have been badly damaged over the years, but the township takes excellent care of the cemetery grounds.

There is an Ohio State Historical Marker at the front of the cemetery, I have copied the text below.

SMITH'S BURYING GROUND:
PIONEER CEMETERY
(Later called the "Burnside" Cemetery)
Smith's Burying Ground was established in 1814
when John Smith (born 1742), Revolutionary War
veteran, died and was buried here. John Smith
and four of his sons and their families made the
six week, six-hundred-mile journey from New
Jersey with ox teams the previous year.
John Clouse (1758-1822), Dutch immigrant and
Revolutionary War veteran, is also buried here.
The D.A.R. biography reads: "When a boy he
ran away from home and stole passage on a ship
to America where he was sold for his passage.
When the Revolution broke out, he was offered
his freedom if he would serve in the army." John
Clous moved his family from Western Maryland
to Fairfield County about 1805 and to Plain Township
in 1814.
Also buried here is Julia Landon, sister-in-law
of Noble Landon who was a co-founder of New
Albany in 1837.



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