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Old Colony Burying Ground Historical Marker, Granville Ohio
USA

"The Old Colony Burying Ground has many signed and masterfully carved monuments and gravestones that provide a history of gravestone motifs between 1808 and 1880. Found within this ground are excellent examples of the work of local carvers and sculptors, including Thomas and Rollin Hughes, Manley Whipple, and the DeBow brothers. The early markers are of locally quarried sandstone, while many of the later ones are of marble, which was shipped to Granville via the Granville Feeder from the Ohio and Erie Canal. In 1886, Charles Webster Bryant recorded and numbered the location and epitaphs of all visible gravestones, providing important historic information no longer visible today. The cemetery has been called the Old Colony Burying Ground since 1912 when the wrought-iron entrance gates were erected by the Granville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Old Colony Burying Ground was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. "

                                                                              Marker Number 21-45

Copyright: Bryant A Gilbert
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12459x6229
Taken: 18/04/2009
Uploaded: 18/04/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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Tags: old colony burying ground; historical marker; granville ohio; 1805; american revolution; war of 1812; civil war
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