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New Hope Cemetery
From Rising Sun,
Highway 56 toward Aberdeen, approx. 9.5 miles from Main Street.
Right on Cass Union Road about 3.2 miles to New Hope Road.
Left on New Hope Road about 2 miles.
About .6 miles past Short Cut Road, to just after sharp left turn where road turns sharp right.
REF: HISTORY OF DEARBORN AND OHIO COUNTIES
The ground for the New Hope Cemetery was donated by John Vanosdol for the sole purpose of servicing the burial needs of the New Hope Methodist Episcopal Church, organized in 1839. The first interment was made that very year being the remains of an infant son of John Kittle.
The congregation began with a membership of 12 persons, among whom were Nathan Vanosdol and wife, Elizabeth; John Vanosdol and wife, Nancy; F. Gibson, Daniel Kittle (who was the class leader) and Lydia Edwards. Worship was held in a schoolhouse in the neighborhood until 1854, when a frame church building was erected a little distance east of the cemetery. The ground on which the church was built was given by William Gibson.