Ira Cemetery - Bath, Ohio

It's time for another trip through a local Northeast Ohio cemetery in this week's installment of Cemetery Sundays! This week, we head to the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Nestled within the borders of the National Park is Hale Farm and Village, the functioning historical pioneer homestead of Jonathan Hale that dates back to 1810. It's a mandatory field trip destination for all school children in the area to go to and learn about farming, blacksmithing, and general living in the 1800s.

And just on the edge of the Farm property lies the Ira Cemetery, which was founded in 1863. It's a relatively small plot of land compared to some of the cemeteries that I have toured, but it still contains a large amount of wonderful tombstones from the mid to late 1800s. Among the 218 burials within the grounds lie the stones of the original Hale family and Jason Hammond, a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

So sit back on this brisk Sunday morning and enjoy a wonderful stroll through Ira Cemetery...

The other wonderful part about this cemetery is that it's surrounded by dense forest all around. Outside of the farm property, most of the park land is like this. I'm very lucky in that the park is a mere 15 minutes away!



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