No sign marks the site of this historic cemetery.  As you travel north along Route 43 in Streetsboro, you may very well miss it at first, and, once you get turned around, the closest available parking is in a church lot.  But getting there is worth the minor trouble.



As it turns out, the name of the cemetery is (simple enough) Streetsboro Cemetery.  It is one of the oldest cemeteries in the region, with many graves dating back to the 1820's.  The last burials occurred in the mid-1870's. 

Research could not pinpoint the exact date this cemetery was established.  Because these graves are so old, many tombstones have been erased by time and erosion, their inscriptions now wholly illegible.   Furthermore, the cemetery's transcription records we did find did not seem completely accurate, especially as to dates.  If the transcription records are correct, then the earliest burial dates back to 1811.  However, Streetsboro did not have its first <ahem> white settler until 1822. 

Around 80 tombstones existed as of March 2000.  However, we believe many more are buried here, as there appeared to be numerous sunken, unmarked graves in large sections of the cemetery


Of course, natural elements were not the only cause of the missing and/or damaged tombstones.  Unfortunately, as is usually the case, Streetsboro Cemetery has sustained damage by vandals.


Tombstone of Nathan Weatherbee, a Civil War soldier of the 9th O Battalion.  He died while in service in Kentucky on June 19, 1863 at the age of 24.  His mother (whose inscription appears on the other side), died the year before.


The broken marker of John Singletary, one of Streetsboro's prominent pioneers.  He is noted as being Aurora's first practicing attorney, as well as a local community leader.  He died on June 10, 1854 at the age of 67.


Hidden within these branches are the tombstones of Cornelia Squires (Left), who died in 1849 at the age of 24, and Watson Judd (date of death and age unknown).


This well-preserved bronze marker is for Percy Bosworth, who died on October 9, 1834 at the young age of 19.


Solomon Carlton (Left) and his wife Abigail.  Abigail passed on January 6, 1829 at the age of 53.  Solomon's age and date of death is unknown.


Below are two of several children's graves found at the cemetery.  On the Left, the gravestone of Robert Clark.  He was only 3 days old when he died on November 16, 1838.  On the Right, a two-month old infant boy (only part of the surname "Jor--" was readable), who died on July 8, 1842.