Young-Pickering Cemetery

The OES visited Young-Pickering Cemetery on November 7, 2009. The cemetery is located in a small wooded area of the Chevington Woods subdivision in Pickerington. There was a total of sixteen tombstones still standing in the cemetery, although there could be more burials that are unmarked. The majority of the tombstones dated to the mid-1800s, with the earliest markers from 1834. The latest burial that we could discern was in 1883. Most of the standing tombstones were in decent shape, but there were several that were broken or too weathered to read. Surrounded by a wood rail fence, Young-Pickering Cemetery seemed very well taken care of. The cemetery was saved from removal when the Chevington Woods subdivision was built as the developer set aside the land as a community lot. There are rumors that some of the tombstones were destroyed during construction and used as stepping-stones at some of the homes but we have not been confirm this.

Location Information: Inactive Cemetery [Safe]

Young-Pickering Cemetery is located on Carriage Lane NW in the Chevington Woods subdivision; Fairfield County.