Rarey Cemetery

The OES visited Rarey Cemetery on October 6, 2002. The cemetery was in excellent condition when we visited, as it is on private property and is very well taken care of. established in 1826, the cemetery encompassed a quarter acre of land off of what used to be Rarey Road near Groveport. We were very surprised to see a nice iron fence surrounding the cemetery as most of the cemeteries this well hidden that we have encountered have been run-down. We found at least three tombstones that dated to 1826 and many others throughout the 1800s. Rarey was the surname of one of Groveport’s founders. Groveport was two towns at one time, Wert’s Grove and Rarey’s Port. This could very well be the Rarey’s family cemetery, although the co-founder and his family are buried in nearby Groveport Cemetery. The tombstone of Charles Rarey was the oldest stone we found. He was born in 1744 and died on January 3, 1826, at 82-years-old.

Location Information: Inactive Cemetery [Safe]

Rarey Cemetery is located off Old Rarey Road near Groveport; Franklin County.