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Ira Cemetery aka Hale Cemetery aka Cranz Cemetery
(Boston Township)
2499 Ira Road
Akron, Ohio 44333 USA
Alternative Names: Hale Cemetery, Cranz Cemetery
Established: circa 1829
Current Status: Active
Size: 0.7 acres
Original Township: Boston Township
Directions:  2499 Ira Road; on the east side of Oak Hill Road opposite the junction with Ira Road
Contact: Bath Township
                3864 West Bath Road
                Akron, Ohio 44333
History:  Also known as Hale or Cranz Cemetery, this burial ground has had a long history. The original owner of the ground on which the cemetery lies was Erwin J. Hammond. When he sold 150 acres to William Cranz, one-quarter acre was set aside for a cemetery. This was transferred to the Trustees of Bath Township in 1863; another strip of land was added by deed from Othello Hale in 1879. Today, the cemetery covers 0.7 acres.
There are 218 recorded burials in this cemetery, including eleven veterans. The earliest of the veteran burials is that of Jason Hammond, a private in the Connecticut Militia during the Revolutionary War.
Chapter Publications: This cemetery has now been updated and the inscription readings were released in 2009 in the "Bath Township Cemeteries" book, currently available for purchase.
The Summit County Chapter, OGS, is always looking for new information on our county's lost or forgotten cemeteries. If you have questions or information on this cemetery please contact the Cemetery Chairperson.