|1088 North Ave.|
Postal Code: 44278
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
There is no cemetery office for this site, a potters' field used by the County Home, Summit County, the City of Akron, and several funeral homes from 1916-1948. It lies within the Tallmadge Meadows Area of the (Summit County) Metro Park at 1088 North Av., Tallmadge. To arrive at the cemetery follow the Meadow Loop or Meadow Trail, straight east of the parking lot; when the trail turns right, look to the left. The cemetery is a short distance from where the County Home stood from pre-1867 to its demolition in 1970. A fence distinguishes it from woodlands, but suspicion is that the fence does not include the entire cemetery. Google Earth shows but does not mark the area.
A map of the area uses the name New County Home Cemetery; and that map is available at Akron Summit County Library, Special Collections Division, Cemetery Map cabinet, Drawer 8.
Death certificates used for verification for burials refer to the site as County Home Cemetery, New Infirmary Cemetery, Infirmary Cemetery, County Cemetery, Munroe Falls, and Akron City Cemetery. Given the inconsistency, records herein are posted under New County Home Cemetery to identify the site and to distinguish it from two other burial sites used for charity cases.*
Burials posted at the site are listed in the book Lest We Forget and Summit County Ohio Infirmary & Misc. Records 1916-1952 (Akron-Summit Co. Public Library, Call # GLH 929.277 Su955i) by the Summit Co. Genealogical Society. As of October 17, 2011, most names from those sources are herein documented via death certificates. The above noted books also list 178 Unknowns. Please see the listing for Unidentified Skeletal Remains for additional information.
Within the fenced area there is a marker noting that unknown skeletal remains are at the site; THERE ARE ONLY TWO HEADSTONES IN THIS CEMETERY, one for John Keck and one for Constantina Plarinos. It is a peaceful setting of trees, long grass, some ruts, and a bit of poison ivy.
*The other two are Infirmary Cemetery-West Akron and Infirmary (Tallmadge, on Howe Rd.). Infirmary-West Akron was used first; when developers wanted that land some remains were moved to Infirmary, some remains scattered by vandals. Records for Infirmary (Tallmadge) were evidently destroyed in a fire. Because of overlapping use and the nature of the records kept (or not kept), records posted by Nancy & Janette STRICTLY followed research done by the Ohio Genealogical Society for their book Lest We Forget.