Reference Guide to Cuyahoga County Cemeteries
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Reference Guide to Cuyahoga County Cemeteries

The Cleveland area has many cemeteries. Some are active, some inactive, some abandoned, some have disappeared entirely. Many were known by different names. The following guide was developed to try to help the researcher find records for some of these very old cemeteries that are no longer active.

Many of these early cemeteries were 'read' by various genealogical groups and local DAR chapters and can be found in book form at the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland OH 44106. If it is indicated that the WRHS has records, a good place to start would be their web site at http://www.wrhs.org/ to see if you can locate the correct publication. Another approach is to call the library reference desk 216-721-5722 ext. 224. They have a cemetery reference notebook at the reference desk that cross-references the various cemeteries to the library's publication call numbers.

Mary Lou Bregitzer
July 2002

Name of Cemetery
Location/City/Town
Year Est.Size [acres]No. of BurialsRecords
Location
Acacia Masonic Memorial Park
1880 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights
 large On-site 440-442-0666
Adams Street - see Woodvale
94 Adams Street, Berea
18432 WRHS
Albion/Old Albion
Strongsville
 abandoned WRHS
Alger [Cleve City Cem]
16710 Bradgate Ave., Cleveland West
1828125,500Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7216
WRHS
Assumption of Mary [Catholic]
W. 130th & W. 150th, Brook Park
   Holy Cross 216-267-2850
Axtel Street/Old Newburg
78th Street & Harvard, Cleveland West
 abandoned Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7216
graves moved to Harvard Grove
Barr Road/Rice
Barr Road, Brecksville
   WRHS
Battles Road
Wilson Mills Road, Gates Mills
 abandoned graves moved to North Cemetery
WRHS
Baxter [Jewish]
Baxter & 65th St., Cleveland East
 inactive Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Beachwood/East/Warrensville East
Green & Haliburton Rds, Beachwood
>18405.4 WRHS
Bedford/Bedford Municipal
66 E. Taylor Street, Bedford
18081515,000On-site 440-232-4462; WRHS
Bedford Hist. Soc. 440-232-0796
Berger's [Jewish]
West 54th & Theota, Parma
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Bet Olam/Park Synagogue/Kinsman/Warrensville
25796 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood
191023.210,000On site 216-831-9441; WRHS
Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Brainard/Broadview
2044 Broadview Road, Brooklyn
1852650abandoned/WRHS
graves moved to Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights
4700 Broadview Road, Cleveland West
1902  On-site 216-351-1476
Brookmere [Cleve City Cem]
3615 Broadview Road, Cleveland West
18323.53,300Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7216
Butternut Ridge
SR 252 & Butternut Ridge, North Olmsted
18215.22,500Olmsted Hist. Soc. 440-777-0059
WRHS
Calhoon Park [now part of Lake Side]
Bay Village
1990  City of Bay Village 440-871-1221
Bay Vill Hist Soc 440-871-7338; WRHS
Calvary
10000 Miles Ave, Cleveland East
1893305297,000On-site 216-641-7575
Center/Highland Drive
9012 Highland Dr., Brecksville
19414.254,500Carol Host 440-526-5869+G96
WRHS
Chesed Shel-Emeth [Jewish]
3740 Ridge Rd, Brooklyn
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Chestnut Grove/Olmsted Twp/Turkey Foot
7789 Lewis Road, Olmsted Falls
 large WRHS
Christianson/Niels/Pater's
State & Sprague Roads, Parma
 abandoned WRHS
Clemons/Clements
Cahoon Road, Bay Village
 abandoned WRHS
Coe Ridge
Lorain & Walter Roads, North Olmsted
   WRHS
Crossview
Crossview Rd. and Rockside Rd., Seven Hills
18520.26Cuy. Co. Archives 216-443-7250
abandoned; WRHS
Cutting
Spring & Jennings Roads, Cleveland West
 abandoned unknown
Darrow
Old Rockside Road, Seven Hills
 0.13WRHS
Demline/Demaline/McDowell
Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills
 abandoned Gates Mills Village Hall 440-423-4405; WRHS
stones moved to North Cemetery
Denison Street [Cleve City Cem]
2300 Ellen Alley, Cleveland West
18231.5706Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7210; WRHS
formerly Brooklyn Center Burial Groups
Doan's Corner
E. 10th St., Cleveland East
 abandoned graves moved to Lake View & East Cleveland
WRHS
East/Warrensville East/Beachwood
Green & Haliburton Rds, Beachwood
>18405.4 WRHS
East Cleveland
1615 E. 118th St., Cleveland East
1849121,100E. Cleveland Serv. Dept 216-681-2419
WRHS
Engle Road/St. Adelbert's
Bagley & Engle Rd, Middleburg Heights
1873  St. Adelbert Church 440-234-6830
WRHS
Erie Street [Cleve City Cem]
2291 East 9th Street, Cleveland East
18258.817,900Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7210
WRHS
Euclid Twp/Peter's Farm
Chardon & Richmond Rds, Euclid
 abandoned graves moved to Euclid
WRHS
Eucid Stop 8
Euclid
 destroyed graves moved to Euclid Cemetery
WRHS
Euclid
20239 Cordordia, Euclid
18815.24,200Euclid City Serv. Dept. 216-289-2800
Euclid Hist. Soc. 216-289-8577; WRHS
Evergreen Hill
South Franklin Street, Chagrin Falls
   Chagrin Falls Library 440-247-3556
Chagrin Falls Hist Soc 440-247-4695; WRHS
Evergreen Memorial Park Assn
5505 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights
   On-site 216-662-0335
Evergreen Westlake
9535 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake
   WRHS
Fairview Park/Old Rockport
Lorain & W. 196th St., Fairview Park
   WRHS
Farr
Detroit & Clague, Westlake
 abandoned unknown
Fir Street [Jewish]
6015 Fir Ave, Cleveland West
1865-19690.9850Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
WRHS
Fish Farm [now part of Scranton Rd]
Cleveland West, [Cleve City Cem]
1812small Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7217
WRHS
Fitzwater Family Plot
Fitzwater & Riverview, Brecksville
   unknown
Foote Family Plot
Schaaf & Brookpark Rds, Brooklyn Heights
1922small  WRHS
Fowles Family Plot
18480 Fowles Road, Middleburg Heights
    WRHS
Froelich Family Plot
Broadview, Seven Hills
 small WRHS
Gates Mills North/Riverside North
North of village, Gates Mills
   Gates Mills Village Hall 440-423-4405
WRHS
Gates Mills South/Riverside South
South of village, Gates Mills
   Gates Mills Village Hall 440-423-4405
WRHS
German Lutheran [in Parma Public Cemetery]
Pleasant Valley & York Rds, Parma
   WRHS
Gleeson/Gleason Homestead
top of Dunham Hill, Valley View
 small family WRHS
Glenville/Temple on the Heights [Jewish]
13009 Shaw Ave, Cleveland East
 inactive Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
God's Acres/Immanual Evangelical/Old Rockport
4510 W. 130th St, Cleveland West
18520.8 Rockport Meth. Church 440-331-9434
Methodist [formerly United German Settlement]   WRHS
Greek Orthodox/Prophet Elijah
Cannon & Aurora Rds, Bedford Heights
   graves moved to Hillcrest
Green Family Plot
Canal & Fosdick Rods, Valley View
1817  graves moved to Maple Shade
Grove Hill
North Main Street, Chagrin Falls
   graves moved to Evergreen Cemetery
WRHS
Hahn/McMahon
Lake Road, Rocky River
 abandoned unknown
Harper/Old Rockside/Rockside
Canal Rd, Valley View
 abandoned WRHS
Harvard Grove (Cleve City Cem]
6100 Lansing Avenue, Newburg Heights
188020.8230,000Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7216
WRHS
Hemlock/Hemoga/Imoga
Brecksville & Hemlock Rds, Independence
   WRHS
Hepburn/Hebbum
Hepburn Rd, Middleburg Heights
18350.218Abandoned
WRHS
Hickox
Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights
 small family WRHS
Highland Drive/Center
9012 Highlnd Dr, Brecksville
 4.254,500Carol Host 440-526-5869
WRHS
Highland Park [Cleve City Cem]
21400 Chagrin Blvd, Shaker Heights
1905140130,000On-site 216-348-7210
Hill, Bentleyville small family WRHS
Hillcrest Memorial Park
26700 Aurora Rd, Bedford Heights
19303219,000On-site 440-232-0035
Hillside/Tinker's Creek/Old Idian/Pilgurrah
Tinker's Creek Rd, Valley View
18100.3 Bedford Hist. Soc 440-232-0407
WRHS
Hoetz Road/Weeks Family
Hoertz & Sprague Rds, Parma
 small family WRHS
Hogsback
Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills
   WRHS
Holy Cross
14609 Brookpark Rd, Parma
1950  On-site 216-267-2850
Holy Family
7367 York Rd, Parma
   On-site 440-842-5533
Holy Ghost [before 1969]
West 54th & Theota, Parma
 small <1969 216-861-2177
Holy Spirit [after 1969]
West 54th & Theota, Parma
   >1969 440-884-8452
Horwedel/Sperry
Clague & Center Ridge Rds, Westlake
 abandoned unknown
Immanuel Evangelical/God's Acre/Old Rockport
4510 W. 130th St, Cleveland West
18520.8 Rockport Meth. Church 440-331-9434
Methodist [formerly United German Settlement}]   WRHS
Imoga/Hemlock/Hemoga
Brecksville & Hemlock Rds, Independence
   WRHS
Infirmary
Scranton & Valentine Rds, Cleveland West
 abandoned unknown
Irish German/St. Mary's
Depot St, Berea
1852abandoned St. Mary's 440-243-3877
WRHS
Jackson Family Plot
Landerwood Plaza, Pepper Pike
18590.24WRHS
Jewish
5903 Harvard Ave, Cleveland East
 inactive Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Kidney - graves moved toLakewood Park
Belle & Detroit, Lakewood
1828  WRHS
Kinsman/Bet Olam/Park Synagogue/Warrensville
25796 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood
191023.210,000On site 216-831-9441
Kinsman Road/Orange Center
Pinetree & SOM Center, Pepper Pike
 small WRHS
Knollwood
1678 SOM Center Rd, Mayfield Heights
19095241,000On-site 440-442-2800
Lake View
12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland East
186928597,000On-site 216-421-2665
WRHS
Lake Side
29050 Lake Road, Bay Village
18110.5271Bay Vil. Hist. Soc 440-871-7338
WRHS
Lakewood Historical Society
14710 Lake Ave, Lakewood
18470.211On-site 216-221-7343
WRHS
Lakewood Park
22052 Detroit Road, Rocky River
19145526,200On-site 216-333-1922
Lansing [Jewish]
5716 Lansing Ave, Cleveland East
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Lincoln Road/ Workman's Circle
West 54th & Theota, Parma
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Lorain Heights/North Brooklyn
Cleveland West
    
Lutheran
4566 Pearl Road, Cleveland West
18941218,000On-site 216-251-1308
Manx/Shaker/Warrensville West
2110 Lee Road, Shaker Heights
18201.3200Shaker Hist Museum 216-921-1201
WRHS
Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge & Columbia, Westlake
   WRHS
Maple Shade
Rockside & Brecksville, Independence
   WRHS
Mayfield [Jewish]
2749 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights
18812510,500Mayfield Cem 216-321-1733
Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326; WRHS
Mayfield Union
Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield
 small WRHS
McDowell/Demline
Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills
 abandoned stones moved to North Cemetery
Gates Mills Village Hall 440-423-4405; WRHS
McMahon/Hahn
Rocky River
 abandoned unknown
Metropolitan Park/Waite
Metropolitan Park, Brecksville
  1unknown
Monroe Street [also known as West Side]
3207 Monroe Ave, Cleveland West
184113.6331,400Highland Park 216-348-7216; WRHS
Cuy Co. Archives 216-443-7000
Mount Hope/North Solon
Miles & Harper Rds, Solon
   WRHS
Mt. Olive [Jewish]
27855 Aurora Rd, Solon
 active On-site 440-248-5100
Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326; WRHS
Mt. Sinai [Jewish]
6576 White Rd, Mayfield
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Nelaview/First Presbyterian
16200 Euclid Ave, East Cleveland
1811-19160.5115First Pres. Church 216-851-2777
WRHS
Niels/Christianson/Peters
State & Sprague Roads, Parma
 abandoned WRHS
North Brooklyn/Scranton Road/Fish Farm
Scranton & Wade, Cleveland West
18232.5 Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7210
[also called Lorain Heights]; WRHS
North Royalton/Royalton
6170 Royalton, North Royalton
186611 On-site 440-237-4866; WRHS
No. Royalton Hist Soc 440-582-3231
North Solon/Mount Hope
Miles & Harper Roads, Solon
   WRHS
North Union Shaker
Shaker Heights
 abandoned graves moved to Warrensville West
WRHS
Old Albion/Albion, Strongsville abandoned WRHS
Old Berea/Adams Street, Berea   WRHS
Old Indian/Pilgurrah -- see Hillside
Tinker's Creek Road, Independence
   WRHS
Old Newburg/Axtel Street
Harvard Grove/Cleveland East
 abandoned graves moved to 78th & Harvard
WRHS
Old Rockport/Fairview Park, Fairview Park   WRHS
Old Rockport /Rockport/Wager
St. Charles & Detroit Rds, Lakewood
1826-1891abandoned WRHS
Old Rockport Methodist/Immanual Evangelical/
4510 W. 130th St, Cleveland West
18520.8 Rockport Meth. Church 440-331-9434
God's Acre [formerly United German Settlement]   WRHS
Old Rockside/Harper/Rockside
Canal Road, Valley View
 abandoned WRHS
Olmsted Township/Chestnut Grove/Turkey Foot
7789 Lewis Road, Olmsted Falls
 large On-site 440-235-1400
WRHS
Orange Center/Kinsman Road
Pepper Pike
 small WRHS
Orange Hill Farm
Fairmont & SOM Center, Hunting Valley
 small WRHS
Park Synagogue/Bet Olam/Kinsman/Warrensville
25796 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood
191023.210,000On site 216-831-9441
Parma Heights
Reservoir & Denison, Parma Heights
1892 630Parma Area Hist Soc 440-845-9770
Parma Hist Soc 216-524-3079; WRHS
Parma Public
Pleasant Valley & York Rds, Parma
   WRHS
Peters/Christianson/Niels
State & Sprague Roads, Parma
 abandoned WRHS
Pilgurrah/Old Indian -- see Hillside
Tinker's Creek Road, Independence
   WRHS
Pinetree
Pinetree Rd., Pepper Pike
 small WRHS
Polish National
West 54th St, Parma
1914 2,000Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
440-439-3316
Pritchard [Civil War cemetery - abandoned]
8354 Edgerton Road, North Royalton
1818-18870.0232On-site 440-237-4866
No Royalton Hist Soc 440-237-8643
Prophet Elijah/Greek Orthodox
Cannon & Aurora Rds, Bedford Heights
   graves moved to Hillcrest
Rice/Barr Road
Barr Road, Brecksville
   WRHS
Ridge Road #1--see Chesed Shel-Emeth
Brooklyn
    
Ridge Road #2 [Jewish]
3824 Ridge Rd, Brooklyn
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
River Road
SR 87 & Riverview Road, Orange
   WRHS
Riverside
3607 Pearl Road, Cleveland West
18769046,500On-site 216-351-4800
WRHS
Riverside Golf Club
Columbia & Sprague, Olmsted Falls
 small On-site 440-235-8006
Riverside North/Gates Mills North
Gates Mills
   Gates Mills Village Hall 440-423-4405
WRHS
Riverside South/Gates Mills South
Gates Mills
   Gates Mills Village Hall 440-423-4405
WRHS
Riverview
Riverview Road, Brecksville
   Mrs. Carol Host 440-526-5869
WRHS
Rockport/Old Rockport/Wager
St. Charles & Detroit, Lakewood
1826-1891abandoned WRHS
Rockside/Old Rockside/Harper
Canal Road, Valley View
 abandoned WRHS
Roselawn
Aurora Road, Solon
   WRHS
Royalton/North Royalton
6170 Royalton, North Royalton
186611 On-site 440-237-4866
No. Royalton Hist Soc 440-582-3231; WRHS
Russell/Thompson/Zeman/Uniion
Liberty Road, Bentleyville
18594 Shaker Hist. Soc 440-921-1201
WRHS
Russell Memorial/Shaker Burial Ground
16740 South Park, Shaker Heights
18592.5 Shaker Hist. Soc 440-921-1201
WRHS
Scranton Road/North Brooklyn/Fish Farm
also call Lorain Heights, Scranton & Wade/Cleveland West
18162.5 Highland Park Cemetery 216-348-7210
WRHS
Shaker/Warrensville West/Manx
2110 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights
18201.3200Shaker Historical Museum 216-921-1201
WRHS
So. Kinsman & Chagrin Rds
Kinsman & Chagrin River Rd, Chhagrin Falls
 small family WRHS
Sperry/Horwedel
Westlake
 abandoned unknown
St. Adalberts/Engle Road
Bagley & Engle Rd, Middleburg Heights
1873  St. Adelbert Church 440-234-6830
WRHS
St. Andrews Ukranian [formerly Sts Peter & Paul]
7700 Hoertz Rd, Parma
   On-site 440-843-9149
St. John's [Catholic]
7000 Woodland Ave, Cleveland East
18561320,000Calvary 216-641-7575
St. John Lutheran
11333 Granger Rd, Garfield Heights
   On-site 216-587-4222
St. John Lutheran
4386 Mayfield Road, South Euclid
   Donald Neubauer 440-943-5996
WRHS
St. Joseph's [Catholic]
7916 Woodland Ave, Cleveland East
184912.518,000Calvary 216-641-7575
St. Lawrence [Catholic]
Rockside Rd, Independence
1851small St. Michael's Church 216-524-1394
St. Mary's [Catholic]
2677 W. 41st, Cleveland West
186162,800On-site 216-961-0399
Holy Cross 216-267-2850
St. Mary's [Catholic]
Bagley & Columbia, Olmsted Township
1856  St Mary's Church 440-235-2222
St. Mary's/Polish Immaculate Heart of Mary
4712 E. 71st St, Cuyahoga Heights
1856  On-site 216-429-0165
St. Mary's/Irish German [Catholic]
Depot St., Berea
1852  St. Mary's Church 440-243-2877
WRHS
St. Patrick's [Catholic]
4427 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland West
1856  On-site 216-251-8286
St. Paul's [Catholic]
1231 Chardon Rd, Euclid
1860  On-site 216-531-0900
St. Paul Lutheran
Sheldon Road, Middleburg Heights
1800ssmall St. Paul's Church 440-243-1144
St. Paul Lutheran
Detroit & Cahoon Rds, Westlake
 small St. Paul's Church 440-835-3051
St. Peter UCC
125 E. Ridgewood Dr, Seven Hills
   On-site 216-524-1798
WRHS
St. Peter & Paul Ukranian/St. Andrews
7700 Hoertz Rd, Parma
   On-site 440-843-9149
St. Theodosius Orthodox
8200 Biddulph Road, Brooklyn
19023515,000On-site 216-741-1310
Strongsville
13125 Pearl Road, Strongsville
18225.93,100Strongsville Historical Soc 440-572-0057
WRHS
Sunset Memorial Park
6265 Columbia Road, North Olmsted
193516537,000On-site 440-777-0450
Temple on the Heights/Glenville [Jewish]
Cleveland East
 inactive Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Thompson/Russell/Zeman/Union
Liberty Road, Bentleyville
   Shaker Hist. Soc 440-921-1201
WRHS
Thompson
Center Ridge Rd, Westlake
 abandoned unknown
Tinker's Creek-see Hillside
Canal Rd., Valley View
18100.3 Bedford Hist. Soc 440-232-0407
WRHS
Turkey Foot/Chestnut Grove/Olmsted Twp.
7789 Lewis Road, Olmsted Falls
 large WRHS
Union/Russell/Thompson Zeman
Liberty Rd., Bentleyville
   Shaker Hist. Soc 440-921-1201
WRHS
United German Settlement/Immanual Evangelical
4510 W. 130th St., Cleveland West
18520.8 Rockport Meth. Church 440-331-9434
WRHS
Wagar/Old Rockport/Rockport
St. Charles & Detroit, Lakewood
 abandoned WRHS
Waite/Metropolitan Park
Metropolitan Park, Brecksville
  1unknown
Warrensville/Bet Olam/Kinsman/Park Synagogue
25796 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood
191023.210,000On site 216-831-9441
Warrensville East/Beachwood/East
Green & Haliburton Rds, Beachwood
>18405.4 WRHS
Warrensville West/Shaker/Manx
2110 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights
18111.3200Shaker Historical Museum 216-921-1201
WRHS
Weeks Family/Hoertz Road
Parma
 small family WRHS
West Family Plot
Rockside Park Dr, Independence
 small5abandoned/WRHS
West Park [Cleve City Cem]
3942 Ridge Rd, Cleveland West
1900 42,000Highland Park 216-348-7216
West Side/Monroe Street
3207 Monroe Ave, Cleveland West
184113.6331,400Highland Park 216-348-7216
WRHS
Whitehaven Memorial Park
615 SOM Center Rd, Mayfield
 large On-site 440-222-1400
Willett Street [Jewish]
2254 Fulton Rd, Cleveland West
184021,500Mayfield Cem 216-321-1733
Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326; WRHS
Woodland [Cleve City Cem]
2367 E. 65th St, Cleveland East
184955.4287,500Highland Park 216-348-7210
WRHS
Woodvale
7535 Engle Rd., Middleburg Heights
18505010,000On-site 440-826-3455
WRHS
Workman's Circle/Lincoln Road [Jewish]
West 54th & Theota, Parma
 active Jewish Geno Soc 440-449-2326
Zeman/Russell/Thompson/Union
Bentleyville
   Shaker Hist. Soc 440-921-1201
WRHS
Zion Lutheran
Dunhan & Rockside Rds, Maple Heights
 small Zion Lutheran Church 216-475-2267
Zion Memorial Park [Jewish]
5461 Northfield Rd, Bedford Heights
 active On-site 216-662-4260
Sources:
Cleveland Cemeteries by Vicki Blum Vigil [1999]
Western Reserve Historical Society Website wrhs.org
Ohio Cemeteries by Ohio Genealogical Societies [1978 & 1990]
Original Research by Mary Lou Bregitzer

 

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