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Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

13-77 Locust Grove Cemetery Vault

Side A: Cemetery vaults were used to store bodies in winter when the ground was too frozen to break manually. Locust Grove’s vault was constructed of locally quarried sandstone in 1872. The interior showcases the mason’s skills: the walls are smooth and the ceiling is arched. Tools, markers, and cemetery supplies replaced bodies after it became possible to break frozen ground with mechanical excavating equipment. In 1997, the 138-ton vault was moved approximately twenty-five feet northwest from its original location to make way for land development. Ethan Alling established Locust Grove Cemetery in 1846.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Twinsburg Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: East Aurora Road, 
Twinsburg, 
OH, 
44087
Location: On the road leading to the cemetery. Entrance is a gated road going S from E Aurora Rd a little E of Church St.
Latitude: 41.3102750
Longitude: -81.4427170