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Stimson Cemetery
(Copley Township)
South Hametown Road
Copley, Ohio 44321 USA
Alternate Names: None

Established: by 1839
Current Status: Closed
Size: less than 1/2 acre
Original Township: Copley
Directions: On the West side of Hametown Road just North of Stimson Road.
Contact: Copley Township Cemetery Office
               1540 South Cleveland-Massillon Road
               Copley, Ohio 44321
History: The earliest official mention of this cemetery appears to be an 1840 auditor's tax map which noted the area was designated for burial purposes. It appears the original deed for the cemetery, now in the possession of the Copley Historical Society, was never recorded. The earliest legible burial was in 1839, but it is likely burials began before then.
Chapter Publications: Gravestone inscriptions have been published in our 1978 book "Summit County Cemetery Inscriptions Vol 1" . The original volume is available in the Special Collections Dept. of the Akron-Summit County Public Library (Main Branch) as well as many other local libraries.  This cemetery was also published in 2007 in the Summit County OGS publication: Lest We Forget.
This cemetery has now been updated and the inscription readings were released in 2015 in the "Copley 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.