This is an old, inactive cemetery originally established
as a graveyard for the first Baptist church in Warren County that was
once located at this site. There were 231 known burials in the cemetery
dating from 1800 (Phebe Kelsey) to 1984
with all but four of them occurring before 1900. There are 10
known veterans buried in the cemetery including 5 from the Revolutionary
War, 3 from the War of 1812 and 2 from the Civil War. See
The last known burials in the cemetery were of Charlotte
Hoffman (1980) & her husband Otto
Hoffman (1979) who had lived in the house adjacent to the cemetery
and of Anna H. Troeger in 1984.
The cemetery is maintained by Clearcreek Township.
- The cemetery is located "off" the east side
of State Route 48 about 7/10th of a mile south of State Route 73 [about
1/2 way between State Route 73 and Lower Springboro Road at house number
- "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003"
by the Ohio Genealogical
Society , Cemetery #12207 [Old School Baptist Church Cemetery]
- Coordinates: 39° 32' 10.16"N,
84° 10' 11.57"W
- TRS: Northeast 1/4 of Northwest 1/4
of Section 30 in Township 4E, Range 4N
- D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren
County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
- Early Vital Records Volume 4, page 64 - 67
- Warren County Genealogical
- Pages 342-347 of Warren
County Cemetery Records Volume 6 - see on-line Name
Our thanks to Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer,
Palmer who photographed all extant gravestones on 11 Sep 2010
& 9 Oct 2010. Dana's photos have been added to those previously
submitted by Arne
H Trelvik in 2004 & 2005 and by John
Walker in 2005. All of the photos have been added to this website.
These efforts will be incorportated into the new cemetery books
planned by the society. If you have photos of any additional
gravestones at this cemetery, please consider adding them to the
Warren County Virtual Cemetery Project.
- Other Known Transcriptions
- referred to as "Clear Creek Graveyard
near Ridgeville" on pages 893,
901 of Beers History
of Warren County
Plat Map of Old School Baptist Church Cemetery #75 (page 52)
listing the following veterans
Other veterans said to be buried here but not included on the WPA listing
are as follows:
||Brown, David [thought
to be wrong]
|War of 1812
||Githens, Joseph Sr.
|War of 1812
||Hayes, Caleb W. [no gravestone
|War of 1812
||Murray, Wm. P.
It is thought that the WPA entry for Phil. Olinger is wrong.
It is believed that the Philip
Olinger who served in the War of 1812 lived in Red Lion and was
buried in the Warrick Rhodes Cemetery
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This page created 10 Oct 2004 and last updated
20 January, 2014
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