Cemetery Location Description:

Original cemetery for the Scioto County Infirmary once it was removed to Washington Township. By 1884 the “new” cemetery was across present day US 52.

Coordinates:

38.71855775649529, -83.05175796457291

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Stories from the Old Infirmary Cemetery

March 7, 1874 Old Graveyard Details

“As we said at first, there are no bathrooms; there are no covers to the vessels that, as we have said, stand unattended to for hours; the graveyard is neglected, not a sodded grave in it, not a headboard to denote the occupant of the graves. The locality is a bad one, being on a slippery hill, the wash of a gully passing through it.”1

March 7, 1874 Graveyard in Neglected Orchard

“An unmarked grave in the neglected orchard is all they can hope for in this world,”2

May 17, 1884 Swamp Graveyard

“One of the inmates of the Infirmary was deposited in the ‘swamp’ graveyard yesterday.”3

February 16, 1884 New Infirmary Graveyard

“The new Infirmary graveyard in the corner of the milch cow pasture was covered with water about six feet.”4

Additional Sources:

Page Updated On:

January 20, 2021

  1. Mismanagement of the Infirmary Farm. (1874, March 7). Portsmouth Times, p. 2.
  2. Mismanagement of the Infirmary Farm. (1874, March 7). Portsmouth Times, p. 2.
  3. (1884, May 17). Portsmouth, p. 3.
  4. (1884, February 16). Portsmouth Times, p. 3.