On November 7, 2009, the Ohio Society presented to the Cleveland Town Committee a check representing the completion of a $10,000 matching grant earmarked for the East Cleveland Township Cemetery. The $10,000.00 was raised to help preserve the old cemetery where four of Cleveland’s thirty three American Revolution soldiers and many early pioneers are buried.
East Cleveland Township Cemetery is located at 1621 East 118th Street, just north on East 118th Street off Euclid Avenue.
Dames Suggestion for Research Read about the pioneers and early revolutionary soldiers buried at The East Cleveland Township Cemetery in the book, To Dwell with Fellow Clay: The Story of East Cleveland Cemetery, by Nancy Fogel West. An overview: To Dwell with Fellow Clay is the history of the 147 year old East Cleveland Township Cemetery that has been the subject of many urban legends for decades. Many local historians have reported that it was once a family burial plot, others have debated the actual date it came into existence and still others never even knew it existed. Nestled in the heart of Cleveland's University Circle and surrounded by residential homes and the railroad fact has now been seperated from fiction. The story begins in 1822, thirty-seven years before the cemetery came into existence with another cemetery that was called the "Publick Burying Ground." There are multiple law suits that begin in the late 1800s and end in 2003; and at least 75 years of neglect of the area that is the final resting place of many of the first settlers of the Western Reserve in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. You will learn the history of the cemetery itself and in the process get to know many of the Western Reserve's first founders.