The Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Clinic

October 22, 2011

Presented by:

The Warren County Genealogical Society




About the 1799 Pioneer Cemetery


“The Pioneer Cemetery is at the NE corner of the intersection of W. Main Street (SR 63) and West Street six blocks west of the town square in Lebanon, Ohio. It takes up an entire block and is actually two old church graveyards. No fence, or barrier of any kind, is known to have separated the two cemeteries.

“On the north side is the Old Baptist Graveyard. In 1811 the Baptists moved their church from a site east of Lebanon to what is now the northwest corner of the Pioneer Cemetery. It would remain a Baptist house of worship until the church across from the cemetery entrance was built in 1860. As was the practice at that time, the churchyard was also used as the church graveyard." - John Zimkus, Education Director, Warren County Historical Society.


Cemetery Transcriptions:


◦Early Vital Records Volume 5; pages 1 - 17


pages 457-473 of Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 7
see On Line
Name Index

◦On 29 July 2007, Warren County Genealogical Society volunteer, Dot Maruscik, started photographing all extant gravestones for the Warren County Virtual Cemetery Project. All of her photos have been  added to this site along with photos contributed by Mary Ann Bumgarner, Margaret Edmondson Olson, Katherine Lollar Rowland, Bobbi Tindle and Arne H Trelvik.

•Beers History of Warren County

Baptist Graveyard; Methodist Graveyard; Presbyterian Graveyard

◦combined Alphabetical List by John L. Cowan, Ph.D., of Baltimore, MD


    •        USGS GNIS - Pioneer Cemetery; FID #1044484

    •        Image from Warner's 1867 Wall Map of Warren County, Ohio ==>

    •        Beers 1882 History of Warren County pages 471-477

    •        Presbyterian Cemetery tombstones that were removed to Lebanon Cemetery

(Adapted from Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project)


Directions to the Pioneer Cemetery, Lebanon, OH:

Six miles east of I-75 on SR-63 (W. Main St.)

Four miles west of I-71 and SR-123 (E. Main St.)

Five blocks west of the center of Lebanon at W. Main St. and West Street.

(Clicking-on the coordinates at the top of page will open a Google map.)

This Saturday clinic will be held at the Pioneer Cemetery (9 am - 4 pm).


The Pioneer Cemetery, Lebanon, Ohio

N39° 26' 04", W84° 12' 53"