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Vienna Township Cemetery

Vienna Township Cemetery is located adjacent to the Township Green. The cemetery is accessible by through the Green via drives to the left (west) of Vienna Methodist Church and between the Methodist Church and Copper Penny Masonic Lodge and by a drive located behind the Vienna Township Volunteer Fire Department on Youngstown-Kingsville Road.

The original lot of land of two acres was deeded by Township proprietors Uriel Holmes, Jr., and Ephraim Root to the Vienna Presbyterian Church in 1810, the same year the deed for the Township Green was filed in the Trumbull County Recorder's Office.

The first burial in the cemetery had occurred in 1805, when Abiel Bartholomew died from injuries incurred from felling a tree.

This historic cemetery is maintained by Vienna Township. No new burials are permitted in the "Old Section" (southern section) of the cemetery.

Section 1, located in the northern half of the cemetery, contains lots 1-216.  This section was added to the cemetery in 1938.  The northern half of the cemetery has active burials.


Construction of a pavilion in the northeast corner of the cemetery began in 2017.  In August of 2020 the addition of a marker commemorating the project's completion was erected. [1]

Vienna Township Cemetery Pavilion and marker, August 2020.

The other Township-maintained cemeteries are Doud Cemetery and Dunlap Cemetery.

Preservation
In 2009 the Vienna Historical Society established a Township Cemeteries preservation project. Information about this project is available at the Vienna Historical Society's website.

1900 Map and Burial List
A printed map and associated burial list of Vienna Township Cemetery was published in 1900.

Historic and current burials with GPS locations may be found on Find a Grave. (NOTE: In progress)

Updated 8/13/2020

This entry is adapted from Carley Cooper O'Neill, "Township Cemeteries," in Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2 of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 125.
[1] "Vienna marks project's end," The Tribune Chronicle, August 10, 2020, p. 1.

Images courtesy of Christine Novicky