BEAVER CREEK TOWNSHIP
BIG BEAVER VALLEY.
POPULATION AND INDUSTRIES.
TURNPIKES AND ROADS.
There is no
"cemetery association" controlling burying grounds in this
township, but the many churches all have cemetery grounds
attached, and in these places the interments are mostly
made. The first burial place in this township is on
the corner of Jacob Coy's farm, west of Alpha, where
the Shakertown and Zimmermanville roads cross, but only a
few time-warn tombstones now remain to mark the spot..
On the farm of B. F. Darst, next to Mount Zion
Church, is located in a grave-yard, which was donated to the
public for a free burying ground. This yard is kept in
good repair, and is in every way, a respectable place for
Alpha is the
largest village within the bounds of the township, and takes
its name from its situation near the site of the first mill
in the county, and near the first settlement of the
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