Zoar Cemetery

Zoar Cemetery (HM1JL9)

Location: Zoar, OH 44697 Tuscarawas County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 37.041', W 81° 25.676'

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Side A
Here, in what has been described as "God's Acre," is the final resting place of members of the Society of Separatists of Zoar (1817-1898) as well as today's descendants and residents. The early Zoarites' simple religion forbade headstones, believing all were equal in death. These early burials, including fifty who perished in an 1834 cholera epidemic, are to your left. The headstone of Zoar leader Joseph Bimeler was erected later. (continued on other side)

Side B
(continued from other side) In the 1860s, the Separatists began using wooden markers, now deteriorated, and eventually limestone and marble memorials. The early graves were laid in chronological order, not in family plots. Three additions in 1900, 1925, and 1996 have enlarged the cemetery. The road, which formerly followed the shore of nearby Zoar Lake, was changed to its present location in 1925.
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HM NumberHM1JL9
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Marker Number18-79
Year Placed2006
Placed ByZoar Community Association, Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 463802 N 4496368
Decimal Degrees40.61735000, -81.42793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 37.041', W 81° 25.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 37' 2.46" N, 81° 25' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 380 7th St, Zoar OH 44697, US
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