30 September 2009

Historical Marker for Erie Street Cemetery, Cleveland

The Ohio Cemetery Alliance is holding a dedication of the Eire Street Cemetery Ohio Historical Marker on Saturday, October 3rd at 1 P.M. OCA members and guests are invited.

Dr. John Grabowski, Case Western Reserve University history professor and Western Reserve Historical Society vice president-collections will offer historic commentary. Following the formal dedication, brief tours of the cemetery will be led by OCA members..

Erie Street Cemetery is at 2254 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH (across from Progressive Field, between East 9th and East 14th Streets). About nine acres were acquired in Sep 1825, by Leonard Case and on 29 Mar, 1826, he and his wife, Elizabeth, conveyed the land by quit-claim to the then-village of Cleveland. The cemetery currently is considered "inactive" but it has 17,935 interments, records for which are housed at Cleveland's Highland Cemetery.

For photos and more background on the cemetery, go to http://www.deadohio.com/eriestreet.htm

Here's hoping that the weather is nice for this event.

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