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Veterans Grave Maps (1820-1939)


In 1933, the American Legion adopted a National Graves Registration Plan and three years later, passed a resolution that funding and labor should be provided to carry out the project by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The purpose of the project was to identify and document the burial location of every American who served their country in the military. In 1938, the Ohio American Legion and the Ohio Adjutant General applied and obtained approval for funding through the WPA to conduct a state-wide Veterans Graves Registration Project.

The first step in the project was to identify the location of cemeteries throughout the county. Once a cemetery was identified and located, surveyors were sent to measure the grounds and map the cemetery. After field crews checked and then other project employees verified a veteran’s presence in the cemetery the location of the veteran’s grave was added to the cemetery plot map. In the spring of 1939 the project was completed and afterwards the Ohio General Assembly required the county recorders in each county to maintain and update a list “for the registration of the graves of all persons who were honorably discharged” from military service.

The corresponding Veterans' Burial Cards can be found here: Veterans' Burial Records

Cemetery Location Alternative Cemetery Name
Amrine Cemetery Paris Township
Asbury Cemetery Taylor Township
Baughn Cemetery Liberty Township
Beard Cemetery Jerome Township Lower Liberty Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Bethlehem Cemetery Claibourne Township Claibourne Cemetery
Richwood Cemetery
Blues Creek Cemetery Leesburg Township
Bouic Cemetery Millcreek Township
Brannon Cemetery Leesburg Township
Broadway Cemetery Taylor Township
Broderick Cemetery Allen Township
Buck Run Cemetery Allen Township
Burnside Cemetery Washington Township
Buxton Cemetery Dover Township
Byhalia Cemetery Washington Township
Cheney Cemetery Jackson Township
Clark Cemetery Liberty Township
Davis Farm Cemetery York Township
Eddy Farm Cemetery Leesburg Township
Ewing Cemetery Jerome Township Lower Liberty Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Fish Farm Cemetery Leesburg Township
Ford Cemetery Taylor Township
Fulton Farm Cemetery York Township
Hayes Cemetery Jackson Township
Hamilton Cemetery Claibourne Township
Hamilton-Union Cemetery Taylor Township Union Christian Church Cemetery
Hathaway Cemetery Union Township
Hensel Cemetery Jerome Township
Hopewell Cemetery Leesburg Township
I.O.O.F. Cemetery Jerome Township Odd Fellows Cemetery
Jerome Cemetery
Jerome Cemetery Jerome Township Old Jerome Cemetery
Johnson Farm Cemetery York Township
Maple Dell Cemetery Leesburg Township
Marsh Cemetery Union Township McDonald Cemetery
Maskill Cemetery Taylor Township
Merritt Farm Cemetery Claibourne Township
Milford Center Cemetery Union Township
Mitchell Cemetery Darby Township
Mt. Herman Cemetery Dover Township
Mt. Zion Cemetery Paris Township
New California Cemetery Jerome Township
New Darby Cemetery Darby Township Darby Cemetery
Old Darby Cemetery
Unionville Center Cemetery
New Mill Creek Cemetery Liberty Township
Oakdale Cemetery Paris Township
Old Darby Cemetery Darby Township Darby Cemetery
New Darby Cemetery
Unionville Center Cemetery
Old Mill Creek Cemetery Liberty Township
Potter's Field Cemetery Paris Township
Price Cemetery Jackson Township
Price Farm Cemetery Jackson Township
Raymond Cemetery Liberty Township
Richwood Cemetery Claibourne Township
Rickert Farm Cemetery Jerome Township
Rush Creek Cemetery Washington Township
Scott Cemetery Leesburg Township
Smith Cemetery Leesburg Township
Somersville Cemetery York Township
Southard Cemetery York Township Southardtown Cemetery
St. John's Catholic Cemetery Paris Township Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Darby Township
St. Paul's Lutheran Cemeteries Darby Township
Stony Point Cemetery Claibourne Township
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Darby Township
Watkins Cemetery Millcreek Township
Woods Cemetery Union Township
York Cemetery York Township York Center Cemetery
York Presbyterian Cemetery York Township East York Cemetery