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CEMETERIES
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Allen Cemetery
Antrim Presbyterian Cemetery
Banker Cemetery
Barker Cemetery
Battle Ridge Cemetery
Baum Hill Cemetery - Twin Twp.
Beech Grove Chapel Cemetery
Bells Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery
Bethel Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Bethel Methodist Protestant Cemetery
Birds Run Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Birmingham Cemetery
Bond Cemetery
Buffalo Cemetery
Bunfills Cemetery
Carlisle Cemetery
Cedar Cemetery
Center Baptist Cemetery
Chestnut Hill United Brethren Cemetery
Clear Fork Cemetery
Clear Fork Cemetery
Cumberland Cemetery - Spencer Twp.
Cumberland Cemetery
Darby Cemetery
Earleys Cemetery
East Union Cemetery
Eldon Cemetery
Elizabethtown Cemetery
Engle Cemetery
Enon Cemetery
Fairview Cemetery
Flat Ridge Cemetery
Flat Ridge Cemetery
Fletcher Cemetery
Ford Cemetery
Forney Cemetery
Founders Cemetery
Frame Number One Cemetery
Friends Cemetery
George Cemetery
Gibson Station Cemetery
Glenview Cemetery
Greenlawn Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery
Guernsey Memorial Gardens
Harmony Cemetery
Hawthorne Farm Cemetery
Hopetown Cemetery - Springfield Twp.
Hopewell Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Irish Ridge Cemetery
Jones Cemetery
Kimbolton Cemetery
  Leatherwood Cemetery
Ledman Family Cemetery
Lebanon Cemetery
Liberty Township Cemetery
Lore City Cemetery
Luzader Family Cemetery
McCleary Cemetery
McCoy Cemetery
McQuade Cemetery
Millwood Township Cemetery
Milnerville Cemetery
Minney Graveyard - Twin Twp.
Morrow Cemetery
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Mount Carmel Cemetery - Springfield Twp.
Mount Herman Cemetery
Mount Zion Cemetery
Nessel Cemetery  - Twin Twp.
North Salem Cemetery
Northfield Cemetery
Northwood Cemetery - north of town
Old Cambridge Cemetery
Old City Cemetery
Old Hartford Cemetery
Old Kimbolton Cemetery
Old Washington Cemetery
Overley Chapel Cemetery - Springfield Twp.
Pisgah Cemetery
Pleasant City Protestant Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Methodist Protestant Cemet
Quaker Cemetery
Saint Michael Cemetery
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Salem Baptist Cemetery
Salt Fork Baptist Cemetery
Sandhill Cemetery
Sarchet Run Cemetery
Scotch Covenanter Cemetery
Senecaville Cemetery
Sigman Cemetery
Storms Cemetery  - Twin Twp.
Sunset View Cemetery
Township Cemetery
Union Hill Cemetery
Waller Cemetery
Weaver Cemetery
Wills Twp. Cemetery
Winterset Cemetery
Worthing Cemetery
Yankee Point Cemetery
Zion Cemetery
     

LIBRARIES

     

Byesville Branch Library
Glass Avenue
Byesville, OH 43723

 

Guernsey County
District Public Library

800 Steubenville Avenue
Cambridge, OH 43725

 

A LITTLE ABOUT GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO:
Guernsey County is among the older ones of the state, and was organized in March, 1810; it was named in honor of the Guernsey Isles by a number of distinguished emigrants who had come from that far-off land in search of wealth and freedom.  The surface of Guernsey county is badly broken, but the soil is generally fertile.  The country is drained by Wills Creek which flows north through the county.
The population of Guernsey county in 1900 was 34,425 while in 1910 it was 42,716; its area is 517 square miles comprising of the following townships:

Adams Cambridge Center Jackson
Jefferson Knox Liberty Londenderry
Madison Millwood Monroe Oxford
Richland Spencer Valley Washington
Westland Wheeling Wills  

     Farming and stock raising are leading industries and much fine wool is grown.  Mining is also a leading occupation in Guernsey county, and the Cambridge coal is known throughout the land as a superior quality of soft coal; it is being mined in vast quantities, and sent through the great lakes to the Northwest.
     In 1796 Col. Ebenezer Zane received funds to cut a road form Ohio to Kentucky.  He responded by naming the first settlements in honor of Cambridge, Maryland.  The land on which part of Cambridge stands was granted to Zaccheus Biggs and Zaccheus Beatty by the government in 1801.  In 1806 another group of early settlers from the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel of England pitched camp in Cambridge because the women in the party refused to move on.
     The Cambridge, Ohio area experienced massive flooding in  late June 1998
     Guernsey county is favored with numerous small villages in various parts of the county, which make important and convenient trade centers for the people in their respective vicinities.  The villages are:
 

Lore City Byesville Kimbolton Quaker City Salesville
Fairview Senecaville Cumberland Pleasant City Washington

Guernsey county was settled by individuals from various regions.  The Massachusetts Yankee with the Pennsylvania Dutch, located in the southwest, while Quakers from North Carolina and Pennsylvania gathered in the southeast.  A portion of the northern part of the county is settled by the Irish, while two townships in the southern part are settled by families from New Jersey, that are direct descendents of the Hessians.  The descendants of General Stark are residents of this county, and the man who holds the second oar in the painting of "Perry's Victory" was "Fighting Bill Reed," also a Guernsey county man.

COURTHOUSE INFO:
County Commissioners
627 Wheeling Avenue #300
Cambridge, OH 43725-2292
Phone: (740) 432-9200

County Seat: Cambridge
Year Organized: 1810
Square Miles: 522

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