Milford Cemetery, Darrtown, Ohio

Yesterday I presided over a brief interment service at Darrtown Cemetery, on Shollenbarger Road just west of Darrtown. It was a cold day, but with very little wind, and the large crowd of family and friends gathered to say a final goodbye to an exceptional woman.

There are three entrances into the cemetery, each one flanked by stone pillars on either side of the drive. As far as I could see, there is no signage identifying it as Darrtown Cemetery (or, as it appears on some maps, Milford Cemetery--it is in Milford Township of Butler County).

The cemetery itself dates to 1806, and the oldest grave in the cemetery belongs to Harriet, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Cooch, who died September 6, 1806. There is a pioneer section of about one hundred graves, and the remainder of the cemetery which contains roughly four hundred markers.

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