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Hillcrest Cemetery
Also known as: Stark County Home Cemetery
Faircrest Street SW
Canton
Stark County
Ohio  USA
Postal Code: 44706

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Cemetery notes and/or description:
Hillcrest Cemetery is a lonely piece of land where 2,617 souls sleep.
Most are forgotten. Numbers alone mark many graves.
Some are not marked at all.

Stark County opened Hillcrest Cemetery in 1927 as a burial ground for the indigent -- among them the homeless, welfare recipients, the poor who died penniless. Some had no families; at least no family or friends that cared. Sometimes relatives couldn't be located or couldn't afford a more traditional burial.
All the bodies from the Stark County Home Cemetery were reinterred at Hillcrest and placed in a common grave. Most of the graves at Hillcrest Cemetery do not have stones. Records are kept at Nist & Stark County Public Works Dept., Mahoning Rd. & Maple Ave., Canton, Ohio. Date of Death was rarely recorded. All dates are burial dates.

The cemetery is located in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio, and is # 11279 (Hillcrest Cemetery / Stark County Home Cemetery) in Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003, compiled by the Ohio Genealogical Society.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) feature ID for the cemetery is 1074762 (Franklin Cemetery).
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