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The cemetery is approximately 12 acres in size. The cemetery began in the mid-1800s as a family graveyard owned by the James Cummins family. The graveyard became a community cemetery because James Cummins sold off plots to other families who needed land on which to bury their loved ones. In 1870, West Chester (then Union Township) Trustees purchased additional property from the grandson of James Cummins to enlarge the cemetery.
The cemetery is currently maintained by West Chester Community Services and remains an active cemetery. Cemetery information is provided on the West Chester Township website by looking under Departments. Burial site locations can be obtained by contacting:
West Chester Community Services
9577 Beckett Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Phone: (513) 777-8765
The cemetery is located in West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio, and is #1361 (Brookside Union Township Cemetery / Brookside Cemetery) in “Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003”, compiled by the Ohio Genealogical Society.
The cemetery is registered with the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing (ODRE) as West Chester Township Cemetery with registration license number CGR.0000980168.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) feature ID for the cemetery is 1038358 (Brookside Cemetery / Union Township Cemetery).