Remarkable Ohio


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41-77 Middlebury Cemetery

Side A: This burying ground was the first public cemetery located within Akron’s boundaries. It was also known as the “Old Cemetery” and the “Newton Street Cemetery.” Deacon Titus Chapman donated this land in 1808 as a burying ground, and he was probably the first person interred here when he died later that year. Early Akron settlers and their descendents, including veterans of the American Revolution, are buried here. Some of the gravestones were among the finest brought to the Western Reserve from Connecticut. The Middlebury Cemetery was used until 1853.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Progress Through Preservation and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 1245 Newton Street, 
Location: Inside the fence of the cemetery, which is usually locked. Marker can be viewed over the fence.
Latitude: 41.0730190
Longitude: -81.4781040