Locust Grove Cemetery

We do not own this but we are maintaining and cleaning the older headstones.

Established – Opened June 1, 1846

Twinsburg’s first official burial ground. Many of our early citizens are buried in this cemetery. The Wilcox twins, Ethan Alling, Rev. Samuel Bissell to name a few. Many of the early graves are in the two upper sections of the cemetery.

The first burial at Locust Grove Cemetery took place on July 5, 1846 when 83 year old James Henri was laid to rest. He was the oldest man in town at the time of his death.

Having outgrown the first public burying ground and wanting to keep a memorial ground more substantial than home farms, Ethan Alling purchased the land, graded it, added fencing, and planted locust trees. In 1860, a stone fence was constructed to replace the original fence. The roadway leading to the cemetery was deeded in 1870 by Lewis Alling. The stone vault was constructed around 1872, used for storing bodies throughout the colder months until they could be properly buried once the ground was no longer frozen.

For more information on the cemetery, a book is available:
Locust Grove Cemetery by Luman Lane and Ethan Alling.

Complete List of all burials compiled by Members: (date of this list is unknown)

Complete Document, Alphabetical Order, 43 pages, PDF Form

These 2 programs were just finalized after the February Newsletter went out.

We are welcoming retired Aurora teacher and association executive Bill Lavezzi on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 at the Museum. Bill will talk about how organizations help maintain democracy and promote strong communities. In keeping with National Women’s week, he will give an overview of the League of Women Voters. He will review the important role that organizations have historically played in American civil life, using examples from his own community.

Another special edition of the Writer’s Series will feature native Twinsburg writer Frank Latimore. He will join folks at the Riley House after his book signing at the library on Saturday, March 25 from 5:00 to 6:30.  All are welcome and he will have copies of his books for purchase.