Miami Cemetery ~ Located in Corwin, Across the River from Waynesville
The road at the top is old Rte. 73. The "S" shaped road at the bottom is Clarksville Road. The Main Gate (see below) is on the west end of the map leading directly from the center of Corwin, Ohio.
The old Methodist graveyard was incorporated as a public cemetery,
Miami Cemetery, on April 2nd, 1866.
See, Map of Waynesville and Corwin, Ohio
It is know to most persons in the neighborhood that a tract of land has been purchased, lying in the angle of made by the Wilmington and Clarkesville Roads, above Corwin. The amount is about 44 acres. The grounds have passed into the hands of a Cemetery Association, who, for the purpose of laying it off into lots, avenues, alleys, etc, and otherwise make it attractive as well as useful, must necessarily incur a large expense. There is a considerable debt yet existing against it; but the proposition of the Trustees is liberal. To all persons paying anything (of much value) a certificate will issue, agreeing to redeem the same with burial lots, or paying the same back when it suits the convenience, with interest. Let every person that can (and here are but few who cannot) now take an interest, subscribe and pay it, and let the grounds be freed from debt, and in the future take your certificates in lots; they will be secure to you or your assigns, and cannot be sold for debt.
The day for small country and family graveyards has gone by. They are necessarily required in first and early settlements. Pass into the country a few miles in almost any direction, and you will see abandoned and neglected graveyards. The cemetery grounds selected here is a large part dry and sandy, a matter of great importance; while the most of the graveyards in the neighborhood are a stiff clay soil, holding water a large part of the year, to near the top of the ground. The burial of the dead, under the most favorable circumstances is a solemn matter, and when added the thought: that the bodies of our children and friends are committed to a home of water and mud, it is calculated to increase our afflictions. Let the suffering mind be brought to reflect that the body of our friend was decently interred, that the last resting place is dry and secure, that everything around it wears (with the solemnity of the location) a lovely and invigorating aspect, and it will in a great measure be relieved from the depressing influences that hang around the neglected receptacles of the dead. Let all contribute for the above object. Your offerings, however small, will not be despised, but especially all that can spare the means, let it be done with a liberal hand. It will add to our population, wealth, energy and prosperity. ~~ A Friend of the Cemetery
miami.htm (includes photographs of tombstones).
Vol 12 ~ Miami Cemetery at Corwin, 1985-2000
Compiled by Dorothy Carter & published by Warren Co. Gen. Society. This Miami Cemetery, Wayne Township book covers the time period of 1985-2000. The names and dates were completed from obits printed in the Western Star and other newspapers. However, it is not a complete listing of all buried in that time period. It also includes death notices of Wayne, Massie, and Washington Township people who are buried elsewhere