Harrington Cemetery

Harrington Cemetery

The cemetery became the Old Elmore Cemetery before taking its name from the Elmore pioneers and becoming Harrington Cemetery, With nearly 100 years since the last burial in Harrington Cemetery, and with more than 300 veterans buried beneath decaying stones, a major attraction, in today’s Elmore.

Harrington Cemetery has a marker in Elmore, Ohio, in Ottawa County. The marker is at the intersection of Rice St and Clinton St, on the right, when traveling West on Rice Street. The marker stands in Harrington Cemetery and is at or near the postal address of: 556 Rice St, Elmore OH 434

Location: 41° 28.683′ N, 83° 17.422′ W.

Israel Harrington (1779-1841)
American Revolutionary War Veteran

“Israel Harrington (1779-1841) established a tavern at Lower Sandusky, present-day Fremont, Ohio shortly after the War of 1812. Harrington eventually became a judge and land speculator, influencing much of the organization of northern Ohio during the early 1800s. In 1824, land speculator Harrington would strike a deal, trading his tavern for land near this cemetery where an Indian trail crossed the Portage River. The settlement Harrington established here became known as Elmore. Harrington and his father (also Israel Harrington), a veteran of the American Revolution, are interred here, along with many of the pioneers who transformed this section of the Black Swamp into productive farmland.”

Israel Harrington: interred in 1825
Son, Israel Harrington: interred in 1841
During the War of 1812 General William Henry Harrison built a supply depot on the north side of the Portage River across from present-day Elmore, a stopping point between Fremont and Fort Meigs in Perrysburg. Some History on Veterans interred in.

  • Revolution War
  • War 1812
  • Civil War

Civil War Regiments:

  • 21st Ohio Infantry Regiment
    • The 21st Ohio Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Mostly an all-volunteer unit, with the exception of a few draftees, the 21st Ohio served for both ninety-day and three-year enlistments and fought exclusively in the Western Theater. It saw action in some of the war’s bloodiest battles including Stones River, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman’s March to the Sea.
  • 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment
    • The 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
    • The regiment served in the Western Theatre for the entire war, under such well-known generals as Grant and Sherman. It fought in many battles over the course of four years, suffering more than 300 casualties. It earned a reputation among the hardscrabble Western units for its spit and polish, and was often held as an example of good soldiering. The Medal of Honor was newly established at the start of the Civil War, and over 1,500 Federal troops were awarded it during the conflict. Two of them were in the 41st Ohio Infantry.
  • 72nd Ohio Infantry Regiment
    • The 72nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, sometimes 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 72nd OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
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