Remarkable Ohio


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9-44 Macedonia Settlement Cemetery Front Line of Freedom

Side A: 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.
Side B: same
Sponsors: William G. Pomeroy Foundation; Ohio History Connection
Address: 3201-3537 Burlington-Macedonia Road, Lawrence County Road 120, 
South Point, 
Location: Macedonia “Freewill” Cemetery Plot #1
Latitude: 38.4421685
Longitude: -82.5255138