Pioneer Cememtery

AuGlaize Village Tour

Pioneer Cememtery

Defiance, Ohio 43512, United States

Created By: Riverview Memory Gardens

Point of Interest Details

A pioneer cemetery was dedicated when remains were found and excavated at the First Presbyterian Church on the AuGlaize River in Defiance and reburied here. The Highland Presbyterian Church Bell Tower is all that remains of that burnt structure once located at the corner of St. Rt. 15 and Bowman Road in Defiance County. The bell was installed in the cemetery by Fred Fauth in 1970, The bell has two striking devices: the clapper, which strikes a double stroke calling people to worship, and the tolling hammer, which strikes a single stroke to toll the age of a member of the congregation who passed away and was being mourned.

This point of interest is part of the tour: AuGlaize Village Tour


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