State Hospital Cemetery

Lima, Ohio



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The State Hospital Cemetery is located on the south side of Bible Road, east of the CSX Railroad tracks, outside Lima, Ohio (Bath Township, Allen County). The coordinates are 40° 46' 24.7" N, 84° 5' 41.24" W.

The State Hospital Cemetery is no longer active. It was used to bury indigent patients who died at the nearby Lima Correctional Institute. Simple white crosses mark each of the graves. One well known patient buried at this cemetery is Ceely Rose, the girl who supposedly haunts Malabar Farm State Park. Some people have also claimed to see Ceely's ghost near her grave at this cemetery.

When I visited the cemetery in October 2005 the gates were locked, but I do plan to make a return visit to get more photos.



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