There are 17 cemeteries located within Ohio Township. The township maintains six of those, of which, three are still active: Mt. Pisgah, Moreland, and Warren. The remaining three are Samarian, Citizens, and Collard. Contact us at (513) 553-2300 for cemetery questions.
A traditional black cemetery, Samarian cemetery is the final resting place for numerous African-American soldiers that fought for freedom and the Union during the Civil War.
Black soldiers and sailors of New Richmond supported General Grant’s siege of Vicksburg in 1863. Five New Richmond men served in the same infantry unit, Company K of the 27th U.S. Colored Troops. Silas Owens, Joseph King, Jacob Thomas, Ila Houston and Alex Adams fought valiantly at Petersburg in July of 1864. These men are buried in Samarian Cemetery.
After the war, many African American Union veterans established New Richmond as their home. Samarian Cemetery on Rt. 132 just outside New Richmond is the final resting places for some of these brave men. The cemetery is a featured stop on the Clermont Freedom Trail.
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|Mt. Pisgah Cemetery:
On February 14, 2011, the deed and records of Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, State Route 132, were handed over to the Trustees of Ohio Township. From that point on, all responsibilities that include maintenance, records, regulation and finances were in the hand of Ohio Township. There are graves dating back to the Indian War, War of 1812, and many Civil War Veterans.
The cemetery is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Johnson Drive and Ohio State Route 132.
The cemetery is located on the east side of Ohio State Route 132 about 0.75 miles north of its intersection with US 52. The cemetery is located to the immediate north of Samarian Cemetery. Additional information can be found through the Clermont County Genealogical Society