Old Methodist Cemetery

Thornville, Ohio



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The Old Methodist Cemetery is located on the east side of Church Street in Thornville, Ohio (Thorn Township, Perry County). The coordinates are 39° 53' 53.16" N, 82° 25' 7.5" W.

The Old Methodist Cemetery is no longer active. It's a little difficult to spot if you aren't looking for it - it's located behind the elementary school on OH-204. In order to get to it, you'll have to park at the elementary school and jump over a guardrail. It is behind the houses on Church Street, and there is no access from the road.

The cemetery grounds are very well maintained, but the condition of the gravestones is another story. Many of the gravestones have been broken. They are laying in stacks throughout the cemetery. When I visited Memorial Day weekend in 2006, someone had planted flowers on all of the veterans' graves.

Many thanks to Deidee Hedges for telling me about this cemetery, and for giving me fantastic directions so I could visit it!



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