|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
This cemetery, behind the Methodist Church on Church Street, served the community from pioneer days until the opening of the larger Greenlawn Cemetery in the 1880s. Most monuments and burials were moved, but as it was at the cost of the families, those who had moved away may not have been made aware. Most stones are gone, but it is presumed that many early residents who were not moved to Greenlawn remain here, most in graves now unmarked.
In the journal Genealogy, A Journal of American Ancestry, vol. 3 (1913-4), ed. Lyman Horace Weeks, New York 1913, p. 31 (Apr 1914), contributor "R. R. S" writes:
"The old cemetery connected with the Methodist church in South Charleston, Ohio, was abandoned for burial purposes about 1860. The fences were allowed to decay, and the tombstones broken. A year or two ago the tombstones were piled up in a corner of the cemetery, and from these broken stones I copied the following." I have added these inscriptions to those readable now. Curiously of the seven stones now visible, the only one noted in the article was the Paist monument.
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