The OES visited Bowers Cemetery on November 7, 2009. Also known as Stemen Road Cemetery, Bowers Cemetery is located on a small knoll overlooking Sycamore Creek east of Allen Road. There were about two dozen tombstones standing when we visited, but there are likely some unmarked graves as well. the oldest tombstone we found belonged to 11-year-old James Bowers, who died on September 18, 1825. Most of the surnames in the cemetery were obviously Bowers, but other surnames were Doty, Douty, Flick, and Looker. Records indicate there is a single burial about 188 yards southeast of the cemetery that belongs to Samuel Tilberry, who died in 1857, but we were unaware of this at the time of our visit. All things considered, the cemetery was in decent shape with only a few tombstones that were broken or weathered beyond recognition. The cemetery is located on private property, so you will need to obtain permission if you plan on visiting the site.
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Location Information: Inactive Cemetery [Safe]
Bowers Cemetery is located in a farmer’s field 900 feet east of Allen Road; Fairfield County.