Ohio's Creepiest Cemeteries

We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
--Marcel Proust

A look at some of Ohio's scariest final resting places--the cemeteries which dot the entire state. There aren't many places where you can so readily find a link to the distant past. Many of the oldest cemeteries in Ohio are still around. And more than a few are haunted, as well.

Athens Mental Hospital Cemetery (The Ridges) Athens County
Betzer Cemetery (Top of the World) Fairfield County
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Franklin County
Carlisle Cemetery (Hibernia) Franklin County
Cedar Hill Cemetery Licking County
Columbus Mental Hospital Cemeteries Franklin County
Coshocton County Cemetery (Mary Stockum Grave) Coshocton County
Crawfis-Emery Cemetery (Crawfis Institute) Fairfield County
Erie Street Cemetery Cuyahoga County
Flint Cemetery (Gardner Cemetery) Franklin County
Foster Chapel Cemetery (Jessica Keen Memorial) Madison County
Germantown Cemetery Montgomery County
Greenlawn Cemetery Franklin County
Haydenville Cemetery Hocking County
Houck Cemetery Knox County
Kenyon College Cemetery Knox County
King's Island Cemetery Warren County
Lake View Cemetery Cuyahoga County
Lockbourne Cemetery Franklin County
Lockbourne Plague Cemetery Franklin County
Marcy Cemetery Pickaway County
Moonville Cemetery Vinton County
Mound Cemetery Washington County
Mount Union-Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Elizabeth's Grave) Ross County
Otterbein Cemetery (Horseshoe Gravestone) Perry County
Salem Cemetery (Louiza Catharine Fox Grave) Belmont County
Smith's Burying Ground Franklin County
Spring Grove Cemetery Hamilton County
Stone Wall Cemetery Fairfield County
Stone Wall Cemetery #2 Fairfield County
Tanner Cemetery Pickaway County
West State Street Cemetery (Weeping Angel Statue) Athens County
Wolfe Cemetery Hocking County
Woodland Cemetery Montgomery County
Woollyburger Cemetery (Little Pennsylvania) Franklin County