St. John’s Church Cemetery – Pomeroy, Ohio - Atlas Obscura

St. John’s Church Cemetery

A lost cemetery stands forgotten on a hilltop, known only to the older residents of Pomeroy. 

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St. John’s Church was one of the oldest churches in Pomeroy, Ohio, but decades ago the congregation disbanded and the remaining members eventually moved away or died. Nearby, an unmarked dirt path leads to the churchyard’s tiny burying ground. The last burial took place here in 1954. Located on a forested hill in the Naylor’s Run area of Pomeroy, the forgotten cemetery is no longer being cared for and is slowly being reclaimed by nature. 

Know Before You Go

Ohio State Route 833 follows along the river in Pomeroy, Ohio. The turn for Spring Ave is near a pizza parlor. Make the turn and drive about a half a mile to the intersection of Rock St. and Spring Ave. You will have to cross a corner of a lawn to reach the path leading to the cemetery. Hiking boots are advisable! There are no signs marking the cemetery entrance.

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