Peru Township Cemeteries
One of the three townships in Volume 4 of the Tombstone Inscription books.
Most of the cemetery names and locations were obtained from the results of a federally funded project in the 1930's, known as the "WPA Veterans Grave Registration Project". It was conducted in cooperation with the American Legion to identify the names of all veterans of the armed services buried in Morrow County and to locate their graves. A copy of the WPA survey is in the Recorder's office in the Morrow County Courthouse, Mount Gilead, Ohio. In addition, over the years, volunteers from the Morrow County Genealogical Society have physically walked through every known cemetery area and, in most cases, were able to record the tombstone inscriptions and locations.
GPS coordinates, where listed, are from the USGS Geographic Names Information Service (GNIS) here.
1. Alum Creek Friends Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 40.4064500 and Longitude -82.8601794 1.88 Acres.
On Marengo-Norton Road (SR 229), east of Worthington-New Haven Road (CR 24) but west of CR 218. Copied by George and Velva Morgan 1991.
2. Balwin Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 40.4236720 and Longitude -82.9057368 Listed as Baldwin. .03 Acre.
In northeast corner of intersection of Kilbourne-Cardington Road (TR 165) and Prospect-Mt. Vernon Road (TR 21). In a big field about two miles west of South Woodbury and 4.75 miles south of Cardington. Copied by George Morgan in 1991.
3. Earl Cemetery
GPS coordinates: None found. .01 Acre.
On Benedict Road (TR 221) where Church of God Camp ground is located, near jog on CR 218 to Watson Road (CR 217) about one mile south of intersection of CR 218 and SR 229. No stones.
4. Gardner Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: None found.
Located near Worthington-New Haven Road (CR24) and Prospect-Mt. Vernon Road (TR 21) just northeast of South Woodbury, across the Green Creek. No stones.
5. Morehouse Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 40.4070054 and Longitude -82.9015700 .26 Acre.
On north side of Marengo-Norton Road (SR 229) just west of Pompey Road (TR 166) on east bank of Turkey Run. About 1.25 miles east of the current Delaware County line. Copied by George & Velva Morgan 1991.
6. Poston Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: None found. Not included in WPA survey.
On Worthington-New Haven Road (CR 24) about .3 mile north of Ashley Road (CR 228). Two stones behind house on east side of CR 24. In extreme southwest corner of Peru Township and Morrow County.
7. South Woodbury Cemetery [Listed as Woodbury Methodist Episcopal in WPA survey and NGIS.]
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 40.4206166 and Longitude -82.8560 .5 Acre.
On east side of Worthington-New Haven Road (CR 24) north of Prospect-Mt. Vernon Road (TR 21) in village of South Woodbury. Copied by George and Velva Morgan 1991.
8. Whitehall - Stantontown Cemetery [Listed as Stantontown by WPA survey and GNIS.]
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 40.3706169 and Longitude -82.8996252 .77 Acre.
On east side of Worthington-New Haven Road (CR 24) about .5 mile north of junction with West Liberty-Mt. Vernon Road (CR 15), about .75 mile southwest of Stantontown [West Liberty]. Also about 4.4 miles west of Fargo. Copied by George and Velva Morgan 1991.
NOTE: WPA Survey contains a separate listing for "Whitehall" on east side of Kilbourne-Cardington Road (CR 165) about five miles northeast of Kilbourne, which is in Delaware County. No GPS coordinates found.
9. Whipple Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: None found. .02 Acre.
In northwest section of junction of Worthington-New Haven Road (CR 24) and Myers Road (CR 228) about two miles southwest of West Liberty (Stantontown). Three stones under a tree behind the house. Very extreme southwest corner of Peru Township and Morrow County. Copied by George Morgan in 1991.