Index

 

CEMETERIES
OF
WESTERVILLE, OHIO

 

The City of Westerville is located in both northern Franklin and southern Delaware Counties. Even in it's earliest days residents frequently conducted business, financial and personal, on either side of the county line. In keeping with this practice, many Delaware residents can be found buried in Franklin cemeteries, especially in or around Westerville.

In the early 1800s, most burials in this area took place on family farms, however, there has been some reference to a community cemetery that once existed in the center of town, near what is now 18 S. State Street. As Olde Methodist and Otterbein were opened, these graves were removed to the new cemeteries. Today there are three within the corporate limits of the City of Westerville:

 

 

Olde Methodist Cemetery

 

Otterbein Cemetery

 

 

Pioneer Cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

These burial grounds were originally overseen by Blendon Township and the Otterbein Cemetery Association. By the late 1900s, the City of Westerville had assumed ownership of all three cemeteries. Their invidivual histories can be found on the following pages.

The birth and death dates provided for each interment are derived from birth, death, census and interment records, as well as obituaries. Since there are over 4,700 interments for all three combined, it will take some time to verify names and dates, and upload obituaries. Please check back often. If the name or obituary you are searching for isn't found in the interment listings, or if you would like to add or correct information, please send me an e-mail using the link provided below. I'll do what I can to find their information for you. Additions and corrections will be made as soon as possible.

The headstones in Westerville's cemeteries, as well as others throughout Franklin and surrounding counties, are being photographed and made available online by David & Leona Gustafson, Franklin County, Ohio Gravestone Photos & Etc. If the stone you are searching for hasn't been photographed yet, send Leona a request. As you will see from the high quality pictures provided on their site, they will do the best they can to accommodate your request.

For those researching a particular name, alphabetical links are provided below for quicker reference. For those browsing, or searching for possible relatives, click on any of the cemetery names to view burial by lots.



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For additional information, or other possible burials, please direct inquiries to Sharon Lytle at: Sharon.Lytle@westerville.org. As the list continues to grow, there will be duplicate names. Please include the Grave ID # (provided in the alpha-listing section) when ever possible to help ensure you receive the correct information.

 

Last Updated - 02/05/2007