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Warren County, Ohio, Virtual Cemetery Project
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  Runyan Cemetery

Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio

Index to Available Tombstone Photos
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   [no surname/illegible] [Runyan Cemetery Home Page]


The Runyan Cemetery is an old family cemetery that originally was located on the 88 acre farm of Henry Runyan, son of William Runyan. It is now an overgrown 1/2 acre landlocked parcel surrounded by large home sites and vacant land on the southeast side of the village of Butlerville. The entrance is marked by two very large trees with metal crosses nailed to them. Many stones were broken or falling over when the cemetery was visited in 2009.

There are 27 known burials in this cemetery with surnames of Runyan, Flomerfelt, Hibbetts, Hicks, Morsbach, Brilling, and Hendricks. The earliest known burial in 1842 was Eleanor Jane Runyan, the 12 day old infant of E. L. & C. Runyan. The last known burial was that of Lillian D. Morsbach in 1932. A neighbor said at one time he remembered seeing a pile of gravestones in the cemetery. These were not found in November of 2009.

  • From State Route 132 (Main Street) in Butlerville, go southeast on 2nd Street to the dead end. The cemetery is about 200 feet further southeast across private property from the dead end of 2nd Street.
    Alternately, from the dwelling at 8428 Morrow-Woodville Road (CR 24), go northeast about 300 feet, again through private property.
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #11265 [Runyon-(Runyan) Cemetery]
  • Coordinates: 39° 18' 5.21" N, 84° 05' 17.55" W
  • Virginia Military District Survey #980
  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4, pages 25
    • Early Vital Records Volume 8, pages 43
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Not currently included in any of the Cemetery Books. Our thanks to Dana Palmer and Vicki Bergerhouse who photographed all extant gravestones for the "Warren County Virtual Cemetery" Project in November of 2009. All of the photos have been added to this web site. These efforts will be incorporated into the new cemetery books planned by the society. If you have any gravestone photos taken at this cemetery, please consider contributing them to this project.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • none known of
Variant Names:  
  • Runyon Cemetery
  • Warren County, Ohio Property Records list the owner of the parcel as Keller Cemetery. This is not the same as the Carson or Keller Cemetery (aka Armstrong Cemetery or James Hill Cemetery) which also is located in Harlan Township

Index to Available Tombstone Photos
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   [no surname/illegible] [Runyan Cemetery Home Page]
[To contribute your photos email them in jpg format to Arne H Trelvik with any other details that you would like to share]

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This page created 30 May 2012 and last updated 27 August, 2012
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