|9206 Township Road 46 NE|
Postal Code: 43783
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Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, located on the north side of TR46 which runs north off of USR22. 4 mile northeast of Somerset.
On a quiet township road in Northern Perry County, nestled in among a border of walnut, sassafras, locust trees, and fallen down fence sits a beautiful cemetery rich with American history. As you walk along the many stones you will find war heroes from the Revolutionary, Civil, and War of 1812. Along side of them you will find men, women, children, and infants who were once the stepping stones to the foundation of this great country. Looking at the dates on these people's stones you can't help but wonder how hard their lives must have been. Many of the names on the stones are still known in Perry County today. Names like Forsythe, Cooper, Skinner, Williams, Ream, Beard, Worden, Melick, Thompson, and Johnson. Others have families that moved on to places far away. These people have not been forgotten because the cemetery is regularly visited by descendants who also still place flowers on the markers and other looking for ancestors to fill their own family trees. Something important has been lost from this cemetery though. Burial records and/or plat maps cannot be located. Perhaps they were lost when the church that once stood along side was destroyed, or possibility when the church bookkeeper pasted away the records were tossed out by family members who didn't realize what they were. As you can imagine, many of the stones are in bad shape and some are even broken. Time and weather have taken their toll.