Grandview Cemetery

Chillicothe, Ohio

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Grandview Cemetery is located at the south end of Brookside Avenue, about 800 feet west of Bellevue Avenue, in Chillicothe, Ohio (Scioto Township, Ross County). The coordinates are 39° 19' 28.83" N, 82° 59' 12" W.

Grandview Cemetery is enormous! It is still an active cemetery, but there are many sections of old gravestones to look at. The cemetery's name is accurate too...there is a beautiful view of Chillicothe from the top of the cemetery. I bet it's extremely beautiful in the fall.

antique postcard

Antique postcard, postmarked September 17, 1907

There are many well known politicians, soldiers, etc. buried in the cemetery. Here's a list of a few famous people buried in Grandview Cemetery (there are many more, I recommend looking up the cemetery on
  • William Allen - 31st governor of Ohio. Also a United States senator.

  • William Creighton, Jr. - Designer of the Great Seal of Ohio and Ohio's first Secretary of State.

  • Edwin H. Davis - A well known scientist who gathered the largest collection of prehistoric Indian collections in the United States.

  • Nathaniel Massie - Founder of Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital. He was also a Revolutionary War soldier.

  • Duncan McArthur - Founder of Greenfield, Ohio and U.S. Congressman.

  • Frederick H. Rehwinkel - President of the American Dental Society in 1877.

  • Felix Renick - Began the importation of short-horn cattle into the west.

  • Joshua W. Sill - The youngest Brigadier General in the U.S. Army.

  • James Strode Swearinger - Founder of Fort Dearborn, Illinois, which later became the city of Chicago.

  • Edward Tiffin - First Ohio Governor.

  • George H. Tyler - One of Broadway's most famous producers in the late 19th century.

  • Thomas Woodrow - Uncle of United States President Woodrow Wilson.

  • Thomas Worthington - Sixth Ohio governor. Also a United States senator. Known as the "Father of the Ohio-Erie Canal".

Like most large, active cemeteries the grounds are very well taken care of. There are hardly any broken gravestones.

A huge thank you to Mike Hill for taking me to this cemetery and pointing out some of the famous gravestones!

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