Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Apple Creek, Ohio
On a recent trip to Ohio's Amish Country, my husband and I stopped briefly at the Old Presbyterian Cemetery in Apple Creek. The cemetery was established in 1820.
Many of the stones are very old and show a lot of weathering.
The name of Amos Brown, who died on October 5, 1874, appears several times in the chapter about East Union Township in HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY, OHIO, by Ben Douglass.
The Apple Creek Presbyterian Church, which was organized in 1815, became the Apple Creek United Methodist Church.
As we drove south into Holmes County, we shopped at many of the local shops, bakeries, and several other unique stores. We found delicious cheese and meat, and wonderful baked goods! It is so interesting to see the farms of the Amish and Mennonite residents. Many Amish and Mennonites do not have automobiles or use electrical appliances. It is like going back in time to drive down the country roads.
The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center features a video and a 265 foot mural which explains the history and heritage of the Amish and Mennonites who live in Holmes and Wayne Counties and the surrounding areas in Ohio.