Located on Kent Road, Stow Cemetery was officially established in 1859.  However, the first marked burial dates back to 1809.  Stow Cemetery is still in use today, but many neat elements make it worth posting here.  It contains the graves of many veterans of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.  Many of the original settlers of the Stow/Cuyahoga Falls/Hudson area are also buried here.  The cemetery is also notable for some unique, iron grave markers.  Oh, and it is rumored to be haunted. 

 

The oldest section of the cemetery is located at the front, which also happens to be the most foreboding part of the cemetery.  Many graves here are settled deep underneath the shadowy old trees, taking on a particularly eerie look.

 

Below, Isaac Wilcox and his family.  Isaac Wilcox was one of the first settlers of Stow, who built a dam over the Cuyahoga River and ran a saw mill until his death in 1847.  Despite the age of these markers, traces of "drapery" carvings can still be seen at the top of each marker.

 

Below Left, the gravestones of Serah (Right, born 1766, deceased 1817) and Caroline Beckley.

 

 

To the left, a close-up of Serah Beckley's original, sunken marker.  A Masonic carving--including an "eye in the pyramid"--is still visible at the top of the stone.

Below, truly sobering sight--a section of the cemetery marked "Baby Land." 

An iron grave marker.  Here, this beautifully preserved marker belongs to the Wetmore family.  William Wetmore was the original settler of Stow, who purchased the land as part of the Connecticut reserve (i.e. Western Reserve) that was set aside by the new U.S. government for Connecticut residents who were displaced after the Revolutionary war.  William Wetmore died in 1827

 We stumbled upon this small cluster of illegible stones under (and inside) this bush.