Old Colony Burying Ground

From Ohio History Central

The Old Colony Burying Ground is one of the oldest cemeteries in Ohio.

In 1805, the Licking Company founded Granville, Ohio. The Licking Company consisted of real estate speculators from Granville, Massachusetts and Granby, Connecticut. The company set aside a piece of land in downtown Granville for a community cemetery. Known as the Old Colony Burying Ground, the cemetery had its first burial in 1806. Although most burials occurred prior to the 1880s, the Old Colony Burying Ground remained in use until 1935, when the ashes of James P. Milne, a veteran from World War I, were interred in the cemetery. Eighteen Revolutionary War, thirty-nine War of 1812, and sixteen American Civil War veterans are buried in the Old Colony Burying Ground. Approximately two thousand bodies were buried in the cemetery. The Old Colony Burying Ground is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

See Also


  1. Utter, William T. Granville: The Story of an Ohio Village. Granville: Granville Historical Society 1956.