Bunker Hill Pioneer Cemetery

After a lovely visit with friends in Reily today, I took a few moments to stop in at the Bunker Hill Pioneer Cemetery, which was right around the corner from their home.

This one-acre pioneer cemetery is part of the Butler County Parks System today; sixty pioneers are known to be buried here, including veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. I loved the early evening interplay of light and shadow in the cemetery,

an effect made possible by the grouping of headstones here and there, rather than all in a row:

The 172-year-old grave of Elijah Deneen, a War of 1812 veteran, fascinated me, flanked as it is by two tiny (and illegible) headstones:

The Bunker Hill Pioneer Cemetery is located on Millville-Reily Road, just west of Bunker Hill Woods Road, between Millville, Ohio, and Reily, Ohio.

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