Sterling Cemetery is located in Section 18 of Deep River Township. To visit
Sterling Cemetery: Travel M-76 north westerly from the Village of Sterling to Melita
Road. Turn north on to Melita Road and travel a very short distance, the cemetery is
nestled in a wooded area and is not visible from the road. Do not miss the older
graves which are on the hillside facing M-76.
44.0411N, -84.0300W Google Map
Graves date from the late 1870's. Information from multiple sources
indicates that graves in the old section on the hill were disturbed many years ago when
M-76 was paved. It has been said that there may be burials on the other side of
M-76. If you have information on any of the graves that were disturbed and to
where or whether remains were relocated, please email County Coordinator Greg Knopp.
information on the whereabouts of official burial records is needed
Internet sources of burial information:
Find-a-Grave - Sterling Cemetery
Information - Contributor Submissions
Missing Burials /
Burials without Tombstones
Published burial information:
From "Arenac County
Michigan Cemetery Inscriptions", compiled in 1992 by Betty Brokoff Barringer, Carlie
Welker Klumpp, Barbara Briggs Foster and JoEllyn Lawson Pedota. Used with
permission. This copy contributed 2005 for use on this MIGenWeb site.
This material is searchable via the search feature
located on this site's home page.
Old Section on the hill:
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