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Damascus Cemetery

Damascus Cemetery paranormal

Photo by: Marianne Donley
Location submitted by: sdonley on 08/03/2017
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The cemetery was established in 1838 and is 7.6 acres in size.

100 Mc Cann Rd
Damascus , OH 44460
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 40.9001664
Lon: -80.95253459999998

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Demographic Rank: 5
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 1
Evidence: 0
Resources: 1
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The cemetery is located on the east side of Valley Road / McCann Road (Township Road 405) about 0.1 mile south of its intersection with Salem-Alliance Road (US 62 / Ohio State Route 173). The cemetery was established in 1838 and is 7.6 acres in size.

In 2001-2002, all of the remains from the Friends Burying Ground, Lot 17, next to the Damascus Friends Church were moved from that cemetery and re-interred in this cemetery.

The cemetery is located in Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, and is # 2040 (Damascus Cemetery) in "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003", compiled by the Ohio Genealogical Society.

The cemetery is registered with the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing (ODRE) as Highland Cemetery with registration license number CRC.0000981312.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) feature ID for the cemetery is 1807413 (Damascus Cemetery).

Added by: sdonley on 07/29/2019 DB#:438


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Marianne took part in the archeological relocation of the graves from the Friends Burying Ground to this new location at the Damascus Cemetery under the direction of Professor White from YSU. On August 15, 2015, Shawn and Marianne traveled to the cemetery to see the new re-internment location. While at the new location, they conducted and Ovilus session. The following video is the audio from that session, as well as, photographs Marianne took when she participated within the project.

Added by: sdonley on 07/29/2019 DB#:1440

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2903 07/29/2019 sdonley Investigators received EMF and Ovilus readings while at the cemetery.

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Added: 08/03/2017 By: sdonley
Newspaper article about the 118 Quakers that were moved to this cemetery.

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