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York Cemetery
(AKA York Center Cemetery)
York Township, Union County, Ohio

York Center Cemetery, York Township, Union County, Ohio

Gravestone Photographs

York Cemetery is located at the junction of Rts 739 and 47, north of York Center. I found no information about the cemetery in Beers' 1883 History of Union County, Ohio, which was a surprise as the cemetery was well established by the time the history was compiled. Shirley Penhorwood contributed a postcard (enlarged here) showing the original gate with the cemetery in the background--if you look carefully at the road just above the closed gate you can see where the road forked then at the same spot it does today. All that is left of the gate is the sign shown in the photo above. The oldest part of the cemetery was located behind McKendree United Methodist Church. Shirley Penhorwood also contributed an old postcard of the church; it was probably printed sometime between 1910-1913 (Notice the old steeple that is missing in the more recent photo of the church). When we visited the cemetery all that was left of the church was the sign and a hole filled with rubble from the recent demolition of the church building. McKendree Methodist Episcopal society, the predecessor of the recently demolished building, was established, according to Beers, "about 1838 at the residence of Gergory Storms." The first log church building was built about 1841 and another building was built at the same site in 1858. A steeple with a bell, probably the one shown in the photos of the sign, was added at a later date. York Center Cemetery is still an active and well cared for cemetery.

The photographs on this page represent a complete photographic inventory of the cemetery as of August 8, 2011. Please keep in mind that this is an active cemetery and new stones are added from time to time. We will update the contents of this page periodically.

NOTE: Items that are underlined in black are the Webmaster's "best guess." Items found in brackets ( [ ] ) are either documented, i.e. death certificate, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), obituary, or were found in the published records.

GPS Coordinates:
DEC - Latitude = 40.4117237 Longitude = -83.4543687
DMS - Latitude = 402442N Longitude = 0832716W

Some photos on the page were contributed by:
Hayden Keith Monroe,

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