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Macedonia Settlement Cemetery Front Line of Freedom
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Macedonia Cemetery (circa 1840) belongs to Macedonia Church, Ohio's first Black Church. Those buried include settlers of the Macedonia Free Black Settlement, built by free people who assisted freedom seekers along the Underground Railroad. Also interred are soldiers of the Civil War's United States Colored Troops (USCT), most of whom served in the 5th Regiment, Ohio's first Black Regiment (1863). The Polley family also rest here. Emancipated slaves, the family continued their freedom struggle when their children were kidnapped from Ohio and unlawfully sold into slavery. Macedonia's extant burial grounds include this sacred site and another 1/2 mile north.
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Address
3201-3537 Burlington-Macedonia Road, Lawrence County Road 120
South Point, OH 45680
Location
Macedonia "Freewill" Cemetery Plot #1
Coordinates
Latitude: 38.4421685, Longitude: -82.5255138.
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