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Pine Street Cemetery is located on Pine Street (OH-160) in Gallipolis, Ohio (Gallipolis Township, Gallia County).
Pine Street Cemetery is still an active cemetery, and it's extremely well taken care of. The older sections of the cemetery are much larger than the newer section, so there are plenty of interesting gravestones to look at. There are also several historically notable people buried here, including:
- Samuel Finley Vinton - A laywer who served as a Congressman for twenty-two years, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the Mexican War, and the founding father of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Vinton County in Ohio is named after him.
- Peter Francis Augustin LeClerq, Eulalie Colombe Marret LeClercq, and Rosalie LeClercq Doszedardski - first people from France to move to Gallipolis with the first settlers in 1790.
- Mary Louise Cadot LeClercq - First person born in Gallipolis - 1791.
I'm sure there are probably more notable people in this cemetery...as I get names, I'll be sure to list them on the site!
The Pine Street Colored cemetery is located across the street - click here to see my photos.
In October 2005 I received an e-mail from Everett King with some interesting information about this cemetery:
"The cemetery has a really shady history. It seems our town needed room for a new high school, so the cemetery was moved... well most of it! They moved all the headstones, but there are still several graves under the high school. I never felt safe in there after regular hours, such as when I had practice or detention. I have several books on the graveyards in Gallia County, but in the front of the one that covers Pine Street Cemetery it tells of the graves that were not moved."
A big thanks to my friend Mark for telling me about this cemetery, and for visiting it with me!
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