Description

Elmwood Cemetery is located on the east side of Mount Pleasant Avenue, three blocks from Main Street. It is in Lancaster, Berne Township, Richland County, Ohio.

Established in 1838, Elmwood Cemetery is one of the oldest and most historic cemeteries in Lancaster.

It is the burial place of several famous people: Henry Giesy, a Civil War General, Joseph, and Dorothy Hunter, the first white settlers in Lancaster, Charles Sherman, father of William T Sherman, Darius Tallmadge, the “Stagecoach King”, Frances Stanberry, Scott James, a Civil War soldier, and Lancaster’s first black officer, and Zane, the first postman in the United States.

This well-maintained cemetery contains many interesting old gravestones, many with detailed carvings. It is thought by some to be haunted.

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