Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery

Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery The Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington, Ohio is located at 297 West Truesdell Street. The Cemetery Office is located in the City of Wilmington Municipal Building, 69 N.

South Street.

Operating as usual

The babies were having fun running this morning
07/28/2021

The babies were having fun running this morning

The babies were having fun running this morning

Wanted to share my view while doing some tree work today.
06/14/2021

Wanted to share my view while doing some tree work today.

Wanted to share my view while doing some tree work today.

05/04/2021

Our order of plants will be delivered tomorrow, May 5th. We would welcome volunteers to come help get them in the ground. We will be covering the steep hillside on section 4 North near the shop. We hope to get started by 10am.

Construction on the Historic Cemetery Bridge over Lytle Creek is beginning this week!!!! While we are very excited to ha...
03/10/2021

Construction on the Historic Cemetery Bridge over Lytle Creek is beginning this week!!!! While we are very excited to have the bridge project underway, the safety of our patrons is of utmost concern.

The first step will be removal of the trusses and some demolition work. After this first phase, there will be a lull in activity for a few weeks while repairs are made to structures off-site. Construction of the bridge is expected to be completed by July 2021.

NO PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC WILL BE PERMITTED AT THIS LOCATION FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE CONSTRUCTION!! It is very important that patrons of the cemetery stay out of the work zone!!! Please do not attempt to cross Lytle Creek at this location until after the bridge is completely finished.

If you have questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact the Sugar Grove Cemetery office at (937) 382-6509.

Construction on the Historic Cemetery Bridge over Lytle Creek is beginning this week!!!! While we are very excited to have the bridge project underway, the safety of our patrons is of utmost concern.

The first step will be removal of the trusses and some demolition work. After this first phase, there will be a lull in activity for a few weeks while repairs are made to structures off-site. Construction of the bridge is expected to be completed by July 2021.

NO PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC WILL BE PERMITTED AT THIS LOCATION FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE CONSTRUCTION!! It is very important that patrons of the cemetery stay out of the work zone!!! Please do not attempt to cross Lytle Creek at this location until after the bridge is completely finished.

If you have questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact the Sugar Grove Cemetery office at (937) 382-6509.

02/14/2021
wilmingtonoh.org

An updated listing of burial records is now available on the Sugar Grove Cemetery Page of the City of Wilmington website.

https://wilmingtonoh.org/download/Sugar%20Grove%20Cemetery/burial_records/Burial-Records-2021.pdf

02/09/2021
07/20/2020

With the recent high winds, we would encourage anyone who has placed decorations on a stone to check on them. We are attempting to place blown items by the road for a few days to give families a chance to come out and claim lost items.

Morning have been cold lately but the view makes it worth it.
04/16/2020

Morning have been cold lately but the view makes it worth it.

Just a reminder that glass decorations, including vases, are prohibited. Luckily no one was hurt while we were string tr...
04/14/2020

Just a reminder that glass decorations, including vases, are prohibited. Luckily no one was hurt while we were string trimming but I found quite a bit today.

03/19/2020

Please be advised that we will resume mowing soon. If you have a grave blanket you would like to save please make arrangements to have it removed. In addition, please check your decorations. As we get back into the swing, we will be removing weathered or deteriorating decorations.

Glad to have professionals to call on when the tree work is too big. Today they removed a dead tree that was leaning on ...
03/16/2020

Glad to have professionals to call on when the tree work is too big. Today they removed a dead tree that was leaning on another. The path by the pet section to the bike path is safe to use again.

01/03/2020

Due to the recent wind storm, please be sure to check any decorations you have placed in the cemetery.

Please see the attached information regarding the bridge rehabilitation project.
10/28/2019

Please see the attached information regarding the bridge rehabilitation project.

Please see the attached information regarding the upcoming cemetery bridge rehabilitation project. Any comments need to ...
10/02/2019

Please see the attached information regarding the upcoming cemetery bridge rehabilitation project. Any comments need to be submitted by November 1 per the instructions in the notice.

There is a reason care should be taken when cleaning headstones. If you are thinking about cleaning, please contact us f...
06/27/2019

There is a reason care should be taken when cleaning headstones. If you are thinking about cleaning, please contact us first so we can make sure no damage is done. I will be happy to show you the correct way.

While working on getting one of our pole lights working I stopped a moment to enjoy the view.
06/26/2019

While working on getting one of our pole lights working I stopped a moment to enjoy the view.

We will see everyone out for the Memorial Day parade and service. The parade starts at 10am and the American Legion and ...
05/27/2019

We will see everyone out for the Memorial Day parade and service. The parade starts at 10am and the American Legion and travels to Sugar Grove Cemetery for a ceremony.

05/24/2019

Welcome to the Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery page!! This page is moderated by the City of Wilmington. Staff are available during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can also contact our offices at (937) 382-2059 or (937) 382-6509 and by email at [email protected]

05/24/2019
wilmingtonoh.org

A listing of Sugar Grove Cemetery burial locations is now on the City of Wilmington website. Maps of the cemetery are also available by visiting Sugar Grove Cemetery page of the City of Wilmington website. https://wilmingtonoh.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/05/Sugar-Grove-Burials-Full-listing-23may2019.pdf

Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery's cover photo
04/05/2019

Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery's cover photo

Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery
04/05/2019

Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery

Take your Children to the Graveyard!
10/29/2015
Take your Children to the Graveyard!

Take your Children to the Graveyard!

“I bet I’m the only kid who goes to cemeteries on vacation,” my 11-year-old daughter boasted.

VFW Post 6710 presenting POW / MIA and American Flag to the City of Wilmington to be flown at the Sugar Grove Cemetery G...
06/08/2015

VFW Post 6710 presenting POW / MIA and American Flag to the City of Wilmington to be flown at the Sugar Grove Cemetery GAR area.

05/19/2015

The Wilmington, Ohio, Memorial Day Parade/ Events are scheduled for May 25th, 2015.
The Parade will start in front of the American Legion Post 49 {140 E. Locust Street} at 10am. Before the Parade the Reading of the Bricks at the Clinton County Veterans Memorial will take place.
The Parade will be ending at Sugar Grove Cemetery Veterans Point on Truesdell Street.
Citizens and event participants of the Brick Dedication should gather at the Veterans Memorial at the corner of Main and Walnut around 9:00am

04/29/2015

My wife and I have walked the SugarGrove Cemetery for the past 15 years, five miles a day, and have seen many changes. Since the city has taken it over, the cemetery is starting to look real nice. Old trees are being removed and w**d eating has been a plus. It is really looking nice. I want to thank all involved for their part in making the cemetery look like it should. In the past, I have personally done some w**d eating myself, for example, the gas pumps. I have tried to keep this area squared away. So once again, thanks Randy for making our cemetery look nice. Well deserved. Signed Lynn Harperee

04/24/2015

The transition from private ownership to public ownership of the Historical Sugar Grove Cemetery is a very, very good thing. The transition has basically been seamless with cooperation with the former board and the City Council Board now that the city owns it and cares for it, we have progressive plans for the cemetery, and now that we have the means to accomplish those goals it will in due time be the "the best cemetery in Ohio", I am the former President of the former Cemetery Association Board. Please feel free to contact me or Mr. Reinsmith, Superintendent at 382-2059 or leave a message.

The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers - WAR...
02/11/2015
The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers - WAR...

The ‘Margraten’ Experience: Why the Dutch adopt graves and names of American WWII soldiers - WAR...

On the gently sloping hills of the souhternmost point of the Netherlands, lies the beautfully landscaped ‘Netherlands American Cemetery’. It is the only American cemetery in the country and often named ‘Margraten’, after the nearby village. Here rest 8,301 American servicemen and -women who were kil…

In Sugar Grove Cemetery of Wilmington, Ohio is seeking help from the Veteran community in forming a Cemetery Restoration...
11/18/2014

In Sugar Grove Cemetery of Wilmington, Ohio is seeking help from the Veteran community in forming a Cemetery Restoration Volunteer Group - with emphasis of recruiting volunteers to help with resetting fallen stones on veteran's graves, also to restore and clean those veterans' stones in need, the work could be done in seasonable winter weather but most likely would be done starting the early spring of 2015. Individuals and groups interested in this community service project can call the cemetery at 937-382-2059 to get scheduled.

10/08/2014
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

We wanted to share an Army website that includes videos and other information about Gold Star Lapel Buttons and Lapel Buttons for Next of Kin of Deceased Personnel. These pins are an official representation of military loss, symbols of honor. The site is designed to inform, educate and honor the memory of those who have given so much. For more information, visit http://goldstarpins.org/.

Sometimes it's hard to find the road!
03/06/2013

Sometimes it's hard to find the road!

01/09/2013

Sugar Grove Cemetery will be removing Christmas decorations on or after January 18, 2013. if you would like to keep your decorations for next year please remove them before this time.
Thank You

01/01/2013

Happy new year from Sugar Grove Cemetery, May the coming year bring joy to your family!

12/25/2012

Happy Holidays from our family at Sugar Grove Cemetery to yours. May you find Peace and Joy this holiday season and in the coming year!

Address

297 W Truesdell St
Wilmington, OH
45177

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(937) 382-2059

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Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery

The Sugar Grove Cemetery is a 50-acre cemetery nestled within the city limits of Wilmington, Ohio. Opened in August 1858, this 159-year-old cemetery is rich with history and heritage.

A HISTORY OF SUGAR GROVE CEMETERY

The Sugar Grove Cemetery Association was formed in 1857 by a group of civic-minded citizens who saw the pressing need to develop a centralized location for burying the dead – a place that essentially would eliminate the nearly 100 small, often neglected burial sites scattered throughout Clinton County in churchyards, backyards, barnyards, hillsides, cornfields and woodsy coves.

The Association bought 23 acres on the west side of Wilmington and hired nurseryman Leo Weltz, a 33-year-old Prussian-born landscape gardener, to lay out a cemetery on the pretty piece of land. Mr. Weltz had an impressive education and resume. After studying horticulture and landscaping at the University of Heidelberg, he worked at the Imperial Botanical Garden of the court of King Wilhelm in Berlin. The highlight of his European career was serving as the head gardener to the Czar of Russia, Nicholas I.


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