The OES visited Stevenson Cemetery on July 30, 2007. Established in 1815, this cemetery had at least ten recorded burials, but there are probably many more that were unmarked or unrecorded. No tombstones remained in the cemetery, but there was a foot marker for John Stevenson, who was a Revolutionary War veteran. According to records, the oldest burial was Rebeccah Dirrick, who died in 1816 at 23 years of age. The last recorded burial was Richard Stevenson, who died in 1875 at the age of 55 years. A local boy scout troop had just finished erecting a new fence around the cemetery's perimeter on the day we visited. A ranger with the Metro Parks (which now owns the property) said all of the gravestones were either broken or illegible, so they were removed to the park's shop. He told us the cemetery will be undergoing some type of restoration, which may include new replacement markers. Hopefully this will be done so those who are interred in this very old burying ground are not entirely forgotten.

Location Information: Inactive Cemetery [Safe]