Postle Family Cemetery

Postle Family Cemetery (HMNVI)

Location: Galloway, OH 43119 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.567', W 83° 8.643'

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1829-1870

There are 48 known members of the Postle family buried in the cemetery. Their stories are interwoven with the history of Prairie Township, Franklin County, and Ohio. In 1810, Shadrach and Anna Stacia Postle were among the first settlers of Prairie Township. Their son Job was a veteran of the War of 1812 and later owned the Checker Inn, a popular stopping place on the National Road. In the 1860s, Smith Postle and his son, William Sylvester Postle, were some of the first manufacturers of clay drainage tile in Ohio. Their products improved drainage in farm fields and fostered the growth of the tile industry in the state.

Gabriel Postle was the first Postle buried in the cemetery in 1829. Twelve graves are of children under the age of six, which testifies to the hardships endured by the area's early residents. Other graves include those of John Whitehurst, a freed slave who lived with the family of Job Postle, and John Tracy, a veteran of the Civil War. In 1870, Nancy Postle was the last person buried in the cemetery.
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HM NumberHMNVI
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number22-25
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDarby Woods Elementary School, Westland Area Business Association, Westland Area Commission, and Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 316824 N 4423607
Decimal Degrees39.94278333, -83.14405000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.567', W 83° 8.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 34.02" N, 83° 8' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5495 Gabriels Landing Dr, Galloway OH 43119, US
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I live in one of the condos in Gabriels Landing, in Galloway. I have visited the site, sad that it wasn't reserved or taken care of, its part of history. I believe some of the people buried here wonder. Crazy as it may seem, I'm Native American and believe in spirits, and they are most definitely in my home, lots of children.

Mar 29, 2016 at 10:15pm PDT by muffintop

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