This is a Cemetery
Lives are commemorated – deaths are recorded – families are reunited – memories are made tangible – and love is undisguised.
This is a Cemetery
Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information
and our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one.
The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.
A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always
Copyright by Mary Lou Brannon-certified memorialist
Used by permission of the author
Elizabeth Township’s historic cemeteries are memorials to the people who shaped our community in its early years. Sometimes, a headstone is the only record of a pioneer’s existence. It is up to each generation, in their time, to honor and preserve the history of our township by lovingly tending the sacred ground of those who went before us.
Historical Marker Project
On September 13, 2014, the first historical marker for our township cemeteries was placed at McKendree Chapel Cemetery on Dayton-Brandt Road. The Elizabeth Township Historical Society erected a bronze plaque to honor this historic resting place of community members, and patriot soldiers of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican American War, and the Civil War.
Our goal is to erect a historical marker at each Elizabeth Township cemetery in the future. Please contact us at ETHS2007@gmail.com if you are interested in being a part of the ETHS Cemetery Preservation project.
Donation to ETHS Cemetery Preservation
5760 Walnut Grove Rd.
Troy, OH 45373
**Please indicate donation is for Cemetery Preservation
***Donations are tax-deductible