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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Ohio WPA Cemetery Plat Maps - County-by-County Listing

county-BY-COUNTY listing
Compiled by:
Linda Jean Limes Ellis

Angie King
Telephone: (419) 586-4232 x.241
Fax Number: (419) 586-3541
101 North Main Street, Room 203
Celina, Ohio 45822

$2.00 fee per page for a copy of an Ohio WPA Cemetery Plat Map at a county recorder's office, per the Ohio Revised Code:

“(G) For photocopying a document, other than at the time of recording and indexing as provided for in division (A)(1) or (2) of this section, a base fee of one dollar and a housing trust fund fee of one dollar per page, size eight and one-half inches by fourteen inches, or fraction thereof;”


            October 4, 2018

            Adams County Recorder
            110 West Main Street Room #133
            West Union, OH  45693
            937-544-5051 & 937-544-2513        
            Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
            Attention:  Mark Tolle

            Adams website through Ohio Recorders website:             https://www.ohiorecorders.com/adams/

            Per conversation with Becky (Rebecca) Reed, phone number: 937-217-1897 on October 4, 2018, the original WPA Cemetery Plat Maps are at the Recorder’s Office.  She said that they are not bound in a book but are loose papers.  She mentioned that Mr. Mark Tolle is the recorder and the person to contact.

            Spoke to Mark Tolle on October 5 2018.  The Recorder’s Office has the originals available to view and photograph.  He said that they are not recorded documents.  He also stated that their office no longer has the individual veterans’ grave cards.  That they were turned over to the Adams County Historical society.

            The Adams County Historical Society
            The Adams County Heritage Center

            The Adams County Historical Society
            507 N. Cherry St.
            West Union, Ohio 45693

            Phone: 937-544-8522           
            between 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. Thursday and Saturday

            Adams County Genealogical Society

            The Adams County Heritage Center site is located on St. Rt. 247 at 507 North Cherry St. in West Union, Ohio.

            The center includes a genealogical collection, museum, post office, and log house.
This is open on Thursday and Saturday from 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
            For more information about the center, call 937-544-8522 during those normal open hours.

            Photographic copies of all of the original WPA Cemetery Plat Maps that continue to remain at the Adams County Recorder’s Office were made in 2018 and reduced in size to fit into a 8-1/2” x 11”notebook.  Becky mentioned Margaret Moss who lives in Kansas was involved with this project.  Unfortunately, the maps do not show veterans’ names, their burial location on the map, nor their war service record.  The “box” for the Wars Legend was drawn but without any information in it.

            Becky also sent me an email on October 4th, 2018.  This was in response to my email to the Adams County Genealogical Society (email of:  ACGSoh@yahoo.com) sent on October 3, 2018.  Also on October 4, 2018, Becky sent an email with photographs of a couple of Adams County WPA Cemetery Plat Maps.  Unfortunately, no veterans’ names or burial locations are written on the maps.  See below.: 


Update:  January 8, 2020

Ronald J. Meyer II, P.E., P.S.
Planning Engineer
Allen County Engineer’s Office
1501 North Sugar Street
Lima , Ohio  45801
Office:  419-228-3196
Fax:  419-227-2920

            The WPA Cemetery Plat maps are not available on our web site at this time.  Unfortunately I can’t give you any sort of timeframe for when they may become available. 
Please let me know if you need any of the maps and I’d be happy to provide them.

“Allen County WPA Cemetery Maps are located at the Allen County Engineer's Office and are scanned as .tiff images on a CD. 


            July 12, 2013

            Ronald J. Meyer II, P.E., P.S.
            Planning Engineer
            Allen County Engineer’s Office
            1501 North Sugar Street
            Lima , Ohio  45801
            Office:  419-228-3196
            Fax:  419-227-2920

“Allen County WPA Cemetery Maps are located at the Allen County Engineer's Office and are scanned as .tiff images on a CD.  As time permits, they are being posted on this site as converted .jpg images.  Ron Meyer, the Planning Engineer, has been so kind to email the map page images.”


            September 18, 2013

            Michal E. Crow
            142 W 2nd Street
            Ashland, OH 44805
            Phone: 419-282-4238
            Fax: None

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00
            (Due to staffing issues this office may be closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch)

            “We do have this book in my office. 
            Anyone can come in, view and make copies. Copies are .10 cents per sheet of paper.

            If we make the copies it is $2.00 a page.  We are short staffed & will help as much as we can.  Our hours are Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm.”


4.         ASHTABULA COUNTY Ohio

            August 22, 2013
            Barbara Schaab
            Ashtabula County Recorder’s Office
            25 West Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
            Ashtabula County, OH  44047

            On August 22, 2013, called the Ashtabula County Recorder’s Office and spoke with Vicki.  She confirmed that their office holds the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps for Ashtabula County.  Hours for researching:  8:00a.m. to 4:15p.m.  They are located in the Ashtabula County Courthouse and you will need to go through security first. 



            UPDATE:  January 16, 2020
John D. Cunningham, library volunteer
Southeast Ohio History Center
Levering Library
24 West State Street
Athens, Ohio  45701

            The genealogy library is a part of the SE Ohio History center and its museum.

            We are both now located at 24 West State Street, Athens.

            The name Athens County Historical Society & Museum was changed to the Southeast Ohio History Center about 2015. The phone number remains 740-592-2280.

            The Southeast Ohio History Center museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10AM to 4PM. The genealogy library is open Wednesday and Friday from 10AM to 2PM. The center moved to a new building in 2015.

            Notes from John D. Cunningham  in 2013:

            “We have similar maps. They are in fragile condition, but readable. They are not yet catalogued. It is possible to see them and take a photograph. Once we have the funds, we will encapsulate them according to archival standards. For now they are lying flat in a map drawer. We have no means to copy them at the moment.      John Cunningham



      July 24, 2017
            “Actually, I just looked at the book those maps are in and you would probably be             best off getting a digital camera and taking photos of the pages at the Recorder’s.
      We do have a 3x3 foot copier in our office but each page would be $2.25 to copy and      you would need to identify the ones you need.

            Yes Recorder’s office is across the hall from us.”

            James Marok
            GIS Director
            209 S. Blackhoof St. Suite
            Wapakoneta, OH  45895
            Auglaize County GIS

            September 17, 2013

            Chris Lambert
            Auglaize County Recorder
209 S. Blackhoof St. Suite 103
Wapakoneta, Oh 45895
Hours: 8:00 A.M. Thru 4:30 P.M. (M-F)
Phone: 419-739-6735
Fax: 419-739-6736

“There is actually a book in my office about 3’ by 3’ that has the WPA maps in it.  I do not have any way of making copies of this but it is in my office.  And I contacted my Veteran’s Office to see if they had anything like this that they could make copies of but they do not.

My office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  And the address is:209 S Blackhoof St. Ste. 103 Wapakoneta OH  45895.  We are in the County's Administration Building and we are the main floor.”




            October 2, 2013

            Mary Catherine Nixon
            101 W Main Street
            St Clairsville, OH 43950
            Phone: 740-699-2140

            Email: recorder@belmontcountyohio.org

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

            Belmont County Recorder has WPA Plat Maps, however, unsure if copies other than digital photographs can be made at their office. 


            September 16, 2013

            Amy Jo DeClaire
            Administration Bldg
            800 Mt Orab Pike Ste 151
            Georgetown, OH 45121
            Phone: 937-378-6478
            Fax: 937-378-2848
            Email: browncountyrecorder@hotmail.com

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

            “Yes we do have a book of these types of maps.
The book is very large and copying would be difficult but not impossible.  Our copy fee is 10 cents per page.  And we are open 8-4 Monday-Friday.”

Amy Jo DeClaire


Updated:  September 25, 2017

            From: Danny Crank  CrankDN@butlercountyohio.org
            To: Linda Jean Limes Ellis  ljellis_2000@yahoo.com
            Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 9:22 AM
            Subject: RE: Inquiring about WPA Cemetery Plat Maps for Butler County -- 1930s era drawn maps - perhaps in a large bound book

Good morning!
            We do have a cemetery plat book, but it does not include veteran burial information. This book is just the layout of the cemetery plots.
            We do however have a Veteran Grave Registration Search that would allow someone to search where a particular veteran is buried. This search is available on our website.

I hope this helps!


Update:  September 23, 2017

            Valerie Elliott  v.elliott@lanepl.org
            September 23, 2017 at 12:50 PM
            To       Linda Jean Limes Ellis
            CC      Butler County archives  Denise Goll

            “The map in our library is part of the Map Collection and can be retrieved from the Archives Room (staff only) by request.

            Thank you for explaining the little black symbols on the map. Our copy has no key, but now we know those are veterans' graves.”

            Valerie E. Elliott, Manager
            Smith Library of Regional History
            The Lane Libraries
            441 S. Locust St.
            Oxford, OH 45056

            Phone:  (513) 523-3035, ext. 1225
            Fax:  (513) 523-6661
Butler County Veteran Grave Registration Search for individual             grave  cards -- Some entries date from 1864 and continue to present.
Individual name search to view transcriptions from individual grave cards:

July 9, 2013

Denise Goll
            Chief Deputy
            Butler County Recorder's Office
            Phone #:  (513) 887-3195

            "We do not have anything like that.  I also checked with the county engineer and they do not have anything either.

            We do have our online Veteran Grave Registration Search if you have any specific names.

I can also break this database down by cemetery."  



            None found.



            July 3, 2013

            Robin Edwards
            1512 S US HWY 68 Ste B-200
            Urbana, OH 43078
            Phone: 937-484-1630
            Fax: 937-484-1628

            Email: redwards@co.champaign.oh.us

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

            "We do have reduced copies of the cemetery plats in the recorder’s                office."

Thank you,
Robin K. Edwards


"Champaign County Ohio cemetery plates, Veterans' Graves Registration, Works Projects Administration"

Link Below:


Ohio Genealogical Library
The Ohio Genealogical Society
611 State Route 97 West
Bellville OH 44813-8813
Phone: (419) 886-1903

Champaign County, Ohio cemetery plates veterans' graves registration, Works Projects Administration. Works Projects Administration.

Links Below:

Champaign County Public Library – Urbana (and also at the North Lewisburg library location):

Mechanicsburg Public Library, Champaign County, Ohio:



            October 15, 2013

            Nancy Pence
            31 N Limestone Street
            Springfield, OH 45502

            Mailing Address:
            PO Box 1406
            Springfield, Ohio 45501

            Phone: 937-521-1709
            Recorder's Office: 937-521-1705
            Fax: 937-328-4620

            Email: recorder@clarkcountyohio.gov

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30

            Spoke with deputy recorder, Judy Webb, who said their office has two large bound volumes of the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps for Clark County.  They charge $2.00 per page. 

            If you make a partial page copy yourself, she said the cost is .10 cents per page.  There is a nearby parking garage with $5.00 per day parking available.


            October 23, 2013

            Clark County Historical Society
            117 South Fountain Avenue
            Springfield, OH  45502

            Phone #:  937-324-0657

            Email address: nataliemfritz@aol.com

            Library and Archives Hours:  Wednesday – Friday 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.; Saturday 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

            “The only WPA Cemetery map we appear to have in the archives is a Columbia Street Cemetery map.”


Natalie Fritz
Curatorial Assistant
Clark County Historical Society


Update for Clermont County – August 30, 2017

Nick Hoover
Deputy Recorder
Clermont County Recorder’s Office

            “We should have a plat for every cemetery on that list.

            We do have Veteran Grave Registration Cards and also some other older soldier records including the burial records and discharges.

            I am unsure of how complete the series is because I have never had to retrieve them and they are stored offsite. Let me know if it is something you are interested in searching through. We can arrange to have them ready to view.”

Nick Hoover shared the WPA Cemetery Plat Map page for the Nazarene Cemetery now known as the Old Baptist Cemetery (and a “Colored Cemetery” is also on the same page) on page 42 found in the Clermont County WPA Cemetery Plat Map book.  He also shared a map with locations of cemeteries in Clermont County as well as an Index to all of the cemeteries in Clermont County with numbers that correspond to the map.


July 3, 2013

Deborah J. Clepper
101 E Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-732-7236
Fax: 513-732-7891

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

            "We have some cemetery plat maps here that show where some of the veterans are buried. They are American Revolution, War of 1812 and a couple more older wars.  If that is what you are looking for let me know and I can look for stuff on them or possible e-mail you certain cemeteries, if you would like."


Marsha Collier
Clermont County Recorder's Office



October 22, 2018

            From: Jeff Linkous jlinkous@clintoncountyengineer.org

            To: Linda Jean Limes Ellis

            Cc: Joe Merritt jmerritt@clintoncountyengineer.org
            Brenda Godlove bgodlove@clintoncountyengineer.org

            Subject: RE: Images of WPA Cemetery Plat Maps still not able to view.

            Hi Linda

            We are in the process of changing providers for our website. 
            So it is not on your end but on ours.

            Some of the links are being updated and will soon be back online.

            In the meantime, I have copied our GIS Manager Joe Merritt on this and if you need anything, feel free to email him.
            He will probably be able to email you what you want.

            Clinton County Engineer
            1326 Fife Avenue
            Wilmington, OH  45177
            937-302-0993 cell
            937-382-5318 fax



            September 23, 2013

            Columbiana County Engineer
            235 S. Market St.
            Lisbon, Ohio 44432
            Paula Parks,  Columbiana County Clerk, Map Dept.,  330-424-1782

            Paula  - plparks@cceng.org
            Phone #:  330-424-1740
            “We do have maps of all the Cemetery Maps like the ones 
              you just showed. 

            Also we have the books as well.  Copies are $3.00 each.  
            There is a $1.00 extra for each copy for postage.  
            Check payable to Columbiana County Engineer.

            Hours are:  Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.”


            December 16, 2013

            From: Fred Wachtel

            To: Linda Jean Limes Ellis

            Cc: Barbara Mainwaring

            Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 7:56 AM
            Subject: RE: Seeking WPA Cemetery Plat Maps 
            for Coshocton County


            “We have available on our website scans of all the cemetery plats 
            we have in our files. 

             Please visit www.coshoctoncounty.net

             Select Agencies; then select GIS / Tax Map.  

             There you will a tab labeled Cemeteries which contains 
             the information we have.


Frederick T. Wachtel, P.E., P.S.
Coshocton County Engineer


            Direct link to WPA Cemetery Plat Map Page (as of May 23, 2017):

            To view individual WPA Cemetery Plat Maps:

            Click on cemetery name in the listing shown on the left-hand side under the title “Cemetery Maps by Township.”

            Click on your desired cemetery name to view the WPA Cemetery Plat Map image for that cemetery.

Link for Coshocton County Map of Cemetery Locations:



July 11, 2013

Karen J. Scott
112 E Mansfield Street Suite 206
Bucyrus, OH 44820-0788
Phone: 419-562-6961
Fax: 419-562-6061

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

"We do have these maps, but we can't copy them. The Engineer/Tax Map Office would have to copy them on their copier. If you are coming to see them, we are open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Friday   If you want copies you will have to let us know."

Karen J. Scott



Update October 16, 2018: 
County Archivist
Cuyahoga County Archives
3951 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
 Judith G. Cetina, Ph.D.  -  jcetina@cuyahogacounty.us
216-443-7250 (phone)
            216-443-3636 (fax)

Researchers are welcome to visit Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Address is 3951 Perkins Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114.  Free parking is available on E. 40th St. facing the building.

You will use the Perkins Ave. entrance (around the corner) and enter the vestibule. You will see an intercom and should choose the option for the Archives - 3rd floor.

On the same panel you will see a button with a bell imprinted on it. When you press it you will be connected to someone on the Archives staff. That person will "buzz" you in and you will proceed  through the double doors and straight ahead into the lobby and then slightly to the right. You will see the elevator and take it to the third floor where you will enter into the Archives space. 

When you come in please request to see the Cemetery Plat Map on microfilm.  No appointment is necessary.

The Archives does have in its holdings both microfilm and hard copies of the Cemetery Plat Map for Cuyahoga County. As the original record is somewhat fragile the staff will ask you to use the copy on microfilm.

The Archives has one volume for Cuyahoga County; and it includes a large index map that identifies all of the cemetery locations in the County, and that map is followed by individual pages for the various cemeteries.  The cemetery maps only document the names and burial sites for veterans of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish American, WWI, etc.

            The Archives staff can make copies of the relevant pages from the microfilm, and if legible I would attach them to an email communication. If it appears that paper copies are easier to read I would send them by U.S. mail to your address. Please let me know which option is best for you and the staff will act accordingly.

Judith G. Cetina, Ph.D., CA  archive@cuyahogacounty.us


            October 2, 2013

            Garst Museum
            205 North Broadway
            Greenville, OH 45331
            Phone #: 937-548-5250
            Fax# : 937-548-7645


            “We have a set of the WPA maps of the cemeteries.  These maps just have the markings/numbers of the grave where the veteran is buried, and no names on the maps.  I did see a small cemetery where names were on the page.

            We also have notebooks with all the burials of the Civil War veterans listed with the grave # and cemetery information.  I am now also getting the 1812, Mexican and Spanish Am. veterans copied and typed up.  (from the grave registration cards at the Recorders office)  I hope to get those typed up in a couple of weeks but can check my notes for any of those burials.

            The WPA maps are rather large and may be difficult to copy.  Some of the smaller cemeteries would be easy to copy.  I think we got our maps from the Engineers office.”

Phyllis Crick, librarian
Darke County Research Center at Garst Museum



July 22, 2013

Cecilia Parsons
500 Second Street, Suite 201
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: 419-782-4741
Fax: 419-782-3421

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

            "Yes our Cemetery Plat Book was created WPA.  It has all the veterans graves that were there at the time that was completed.

            That book is not online it is in our office.  It does include the Civil War.

            We have a public research room.  We are open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday."

Cecilia A. Parsons



            October 11, 2013

            Jack Jennings, P.S.
            Map Department (DCMD)
            Delaware County Engineer
            740-833-2450 (Delaware)
            740-548-7313 (Columbus)
            (See address information below)

            Email:  JJennings@co.delaware.oh.us


            “Our cemetery record sheets are bound in a large book. We do have a few miscellaneous prints stuck in with them. Back in the late 1960's and up to maybe ten (10)years ago, they were available for copying.  A little over six (6) ago, the county engineer asked me to serve as the map department supervisor and, at that time, I started scanning the pages.  I can now print a copy from the digital file I created (which we are required to charge a nominal fee for) or I can, in my opinion, now justify providing a PDF or TIF formatted file(s) at no charge ... because (again, in my opinion) there are no copier or supplies expense involved in providing the "digital copy" to the general public.  And, oftentimes, folks just want them to view or for reference only, anyway.  And, of course, as I'm sure you know, since those formats are so standard now, especially PDF, folks can always print them at home, if they want.

            Our office is located in the Rutherford B. Hayes Administration Building, on the 1st floor, at 140 North Sandusky Street and our hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday, except holidays (we are open Columbus Day, also).  I always suggest that visitors who are not familiar with our area actually use an address of "140 North Union Street" in their navigation units, which directs them much better to the actual available parking and entrance to the building.”



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Amanda Buser
            Erie County Engineer’s Office
            2700 Columbus Ave
            Sandusky ,Ohio 44870
            Phone #: 419.627.7710

“We do have some cemetery maps.”

Amanda S. Buser,P.S.



Update February 3, 2020:

Brian J. DeLay
GIS / Technician
Fairfield County Auditor's Office
210 E. Main Street, Room 105
Lancaster, Ohio 43130-3882
Ph:  740-652-7056    /Fax: 740-681-5596
If you would like the images in a PDF format I can put them onto a CD the cost for pick up here would be $6.00 to ship out.  We also have to charge for shipping ($2.50) so that would come out to $8.50.

If you would prefer Jpeg format I would have to burn them onto a DVD.
Cost would be $12.00 picked up or $14.50 shipped.

I do have the WPA Cemetery Plats for Fairfield County available, but the file is large. If there is a certain page that you would like I could email you a page, but If you want all 141 pages you would either have to come into the office or we could invoice you and send you a CD with all the data.
Update January 31, 2020

Fairfield County Genealogical Society
503 Lenwood Drive
Lancaster, OH  43130-2261

Phone #:  740-653-2573

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.;
Closed Thursday; Friday – 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.; Saturday – 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Closed Sundays and legal holidays

The maps are 30” x 40” in size.  They are stacked and put in a large tube.  Per Cindy Daubenmire Wagner, on January 31, 2020, on Fairfield County Ohio History and Genealogy on Facebook.  They have not been reduced in size.  A researcher would have to take a photo of them as they don’t have a way to reduce them in size.  It sounds like they may have the originals or a copy of them in full size. 

July 23, 2013

            Curtis L Truax
            GIS Technician
            Fairfield County Auditor
            210 E Main Street
            Lancaster, OH 43130
            Phone #: 740-652-7063
            Fax #: 740-681-5596

“I believe we have exactly what you are looking for.  Our business hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.”




"Cemetery Plat Book 1924 Fayette County, Ohio" by Peggy Gilmore. Fayette County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society 2004

Links Below:

The Ohio Genealogical Society
            611 State Route 97 West
            Bellville OH 44813-8813
            Phone: (419) 886-1903


Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House:


January 10, 2020

Fayette County Recorder's Office
133 S. Main Street / Suite 305
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
Phone: 740.335.1770
 Fax: 740.333.3521

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Recorder: Cathy Templin - -
Chief Deputy: Sonja Kingery
Deputy: Kim Coil

The map is 24 x 36 and I cannot scan something that large. I could forward you a copy if you would send me $2.00 and a self-address stamped envelope.  Due to the size, it will likely take additional postage for size if not weight.



July 5, 2013

Terry J. Brown
373 S High Street
18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-525-3930
Fax: 614-525-4071

            "We do have the Cemetery plats in our office, but they are not available online. If you would like to inquire about a specific cemetery, I can look at it if you have the name of the cemetery.  We have them in microfiche format & on the computer.
            If you have further questions, call me at 614-525-3953."

            Eric T Johnson  Deputy Recorder



Ohio Historical Society:

August 16, 2013

Collection. Franklin County veterans grave registration cemetery plats. circa 1800-1940. [State Archives Series 7515]

Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration of Ohio. ; Franklin County (Ohio). Recorder.

Extent (quantity/size): 62 microfiche.

Media: Microfiche

Location/Public Access Data: FCH 128

Scope and Content

These plat drawings show the location of soldiers' graves in various cemeteries in Franklin County. The drawings were done as part of the Works Progress Administration of Ohio Official Project #465-42-3-467 and #665-42-3-232, which were co-sponsored by Adjutant General Gilson D. Light and the American Legion Department of Ohio. Veterans served from the American Revolution through World War I.

Includes Agudath Achim Cemetery, Alton Cemetery, Arlington Park Cemetery, Amaranth Abbey Cemetery, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Central Cemetery, Concord Cemetery, Eastlawn Cemetery, Evergreen Burial Park, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Galloway Cemetery, Glen Rest Cemetery, Grove City Cemetery, I.O.O.F. Dublin Cemetery, Jefferson Township Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, Memorial Burial Park, Mifflin Cemetery, Mr. Calvary Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, Obetz Cemetery, Otterbein Cemetery, Pioneer Cemetery, Riverside Cemetery, Silent Home Cemetery, St. Joseph Cemetery, Union Cemetery, Union Grove Cemetery, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Franklin Hills Memory Garden "Garden of the Christus," and Glen Rest Memory Estate as well as various smaller cemeteries.


Research Services Department
Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211-2474



July 25, 2013

            Sandra K. Barber
            152 S Fulton St Ste #175
            Wauseon, OH 43567
            Phone #: 419-337-9232
            Fax #: 419-337-9282

            Email: sbarber@fultoncountyoh.com

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

“We have the WPA Cemetery Plats but not scanned.  Yes, you would be able to search them in my office. The hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.”

Sandra K Barber



            None found.


July 26, 2013
Geauga County Archives and Records:

            Clair Wilson
            Geauga County Archives and Records
            470 Center St., Building 8D
            Chardon, Ohio 44024 | Phone: 440-279-1770 | Fax: 440-285-8207


"We don’t have any WPA maps; however we do have a book that was published that contains every burial in Geauga County up to 1983.  It includes maps of the cemeteries and the plots. We also have the notes that the author used.  This may help you."


            From: "Heise, Robin" rheise@co.greene.oh.us
            To: 'Linda Jean Limes Ellis' <ljellis_2000@yahoo.com> 
            Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 12:42 PM
            Subject: RE: WPA Cemetery Plat Maps

            Hi Linda,

            Thank you for your email. We do have a WPA Cemetery map book for Greene County, here at the Archives. It is listed on our full inventory, under the Recorder’s Office. The plat map has not been digitized, but it is available to view if you visit the Archives.  One day we hope to make these available online, however, there are other projects ahead of that on our long digitization list.  If you would like to visit the Archives in order to view the map, we are open Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM.

            If you are unable to visit the Archives, please let me know what information you are looking for and we will do our best to get it to you.

            Thank you and have a good day.
Robin Heise
Records Manager/Archivist
Greene County Records Center and Archives
535 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH 45385
Tel: (937) 562-6489
Fax: (937) 562-6485

War Veterans’ Graves, Record of; 1 volume, 1824 – 1986
WPA Veterans’ Graves Registration (Plot Maps); 1 volume (oversize) , dated 1939



            Colleen Wheatley
627 Wheeling Ave Ste 305
            Cambridge, OH 43725
            Phone: 740-432-9275
            Fax: 740-439-6258
            Email: cwheatley@guernseycounty.org

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00
            Guernsey County Recorder – maps are online. Below as of February, 2017.:



            Wayne Coates
            138 E Court Street
            Suite 209
            Cincinnati, OH 45202
            Phone #: 513-946-4561
            Fax #: 513-946-4568

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

            Hamilton County Recorder – their WPA Cemetery Plat Maps are online - .tiff:

January 6, 2014 – spoke to Dave Pittinger regarding Hamilton County cemeteries and veterans records.  Sent an email to him:  Dave.Pittinger@Hamilton-co.org – Phone # 513-946-4573.



            October 29, 2013

            Hancock County Engineers Office
            1900 Lima Avenue
            P.O. Box 828
            Findlay, Ohio 45839-0828
            Phone #:  419.422.7433
            Fax #:  419.424.5057
            Email: engineer@co.hancock.oh.us

            Kevin C. Coppler wrote on October 29, 2013 that the Hancock County Engineer’s Office does have Hancock County Cemetery Plat Maps.  They are not WPA Cemetery Plat maps, however, they appear to be more recently drawn maps and show the plot owner names in boxes that denote with the lot number for the locations of burials. 

            These maps do not have veteran listings, however, but the maps are well drawn and may be of help to researchers.  Contact the Hancock Engineer’s office directly for more information.  They have scanned their maps in large .pdf formats.

            Hancock County Engineers
            CADD Manager



            November 21, 2013

            Hardin County Tax Map Office
            One Courthouse Square – Suite 150
            Kenton, OH  43326
            Phone #: 419-674-2225
            Hours:  8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

            From a phone call to the Tax Map Department on November 21, 2013:  The Tax Map Department has the actual WPA Cemetery Plat Maps in their office in large bound volumes.  They quoted a price of $3.00 per page for copying.  No email address found for them.

Tony Sherman
Engineer Technician
One Courthouse Square, Suite 150
Kenton, Ohio 43326

(419) 674-2225

Fax (419) 673-8066


Also, for more information about Hardin County cemeteries, contact the Hardin County Engineer’s Office to obtain current phone numbers for Hardin County Township Trustees.  (I am not sure if township trustees hold actual WPA Cemetery Plat Maps as well, but they may have information for you regarding more recent burials, in particular.):

            Hardin County Engineer
            Mr. Michael L. Smith, P.E., P.S.
            13177 CR 130
            Kenton, Ohio 43326-9401

            Phone #: 419-674-2222

            “Those maps are with each Township so if you know the township the cemetery is located in you can contact the township trustee and look at them that way.

            If you know the Township, you can call our office at 419-674-2222 and we can further assist you with numbers for the trustees in the township you are looking for.”

            Hardin County Engineer can also be found on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HardinCountyEngineer



            November 21, 2013

            Tray L. Boyer
            100 W Market Street
            Cadiz, OH 43907
            Phone: 740-942-8869 or 740-942-8523
            Fax: 740-942-4693

            Email: hcrec@frontier.com
            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

            The Harrison County Recorder’s Office is currently undergoing renovations, however, it retains normal hours of operations.  The WPA Cemetery plat maps are in several large bound volumes.  A researcher can come in and obtain a copy for $2.00 a page or take a digital picture (without flash I was told). 



            August 1, 2013

            Sara Myles
            660 N Perry Street Room 202
            Napoleon, OH 43545

            Phone: 419-592-1766
            Recorder: 419-592-8001
            Fax: 419-592-1652

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

            Email: recorder@henrycountyohio.com

            “We have a large book of plats from most of the cemeteries in the county.  These are not up-to-date, but do show the original drawing of each.  They do not show who is buried in which plot – that information would be obtained from whomever is in charge of each cemetery in the city, villages or townships.

            We do have information on where most veterans are buried on data cards that can be looked at in this office.

            None of the above information is available online – it would require someone to come into this office to view the maps and burial cards.

Sara Myles - Recorder


None Found. 

            September 11, 2013

            Sandra K. Hunt
            1 E Main Street
            Logan, OH 43138
            Mailing Address:
            PO Box 949
            Logan, Ohio 43138

            Phone #: 740-385-2031 or 740-385-0147
            Fax #: 740-385-0377

            Email: shunt@co.hocking.oh.us

“We do.  It is a very large book and the information is very similar to your attachments.   Yes, public can view all of our books.  Copies can be made for a fee.  Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4.”
Sandy Hunt


            October 18, 2013

            Anita Hall
            75 E Clinton St Ste 101
            Millersburg, OH 44654

            Phone: 330-674-5916 or 330-674-9519
            Fax: 330-674-0782
            Email: ahall@co.holmes.oh.us

            Recording of Documents: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00
            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30

            “We do have a book that contains maps similar to those of Auglaize and Barton, although the book does not contain a WPA map title page. We also have an index to war veterans graves. I've attached two spreadsheets that I compiled from another card index in our office.

            If you wish to view the book of maps or the index you may do so in our office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”

Anita Hall


Update:  May 22, 2018

From: Elaine Conger <recorderemc@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:46 PM

Subject: Re: Request for cemetery plat map for the Bethel Cemetery in Richmond Twp., Huron County

            The attachment I sent you is actually a picture I took from my phone. We do not have a printer/scanner that is capable of scanning that plat. This may be the best that we can do get you a copy.

Thank you,

100, Grave 1, Block 1

Charles M. Post, who has a government issue gravemarker, should have been listed on this map; also since he has a Veteran’s graves registration card. 

Linda Ellis visited the Huron County Recorder’s office in June, 2018 and saw the large book of WPA Cemetery Plat Maps.  All pages were in the bound book were turned over, and none of the map drawings contained any veteran information. 



            None found.



August 19, 2013

Paul R. McKeegan
301 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone#: 740-283-8566
Fax #: 740-283-4007

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

            “The Recorder's Office has some of the cemeteries.  Yes you can view them, they are in large book form, we are located at 301 Market Street  Steubenville, Ohio 43952.   Our hours are 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.”

Denise Mirabella



            Update:  March 27, 2018 – 
(original date: September 19, 2013)
            Knox County Tax Map Office
            117 East High Street
            Mt. Vernon, OH  43050

            Phone #: 740-393-6752

            Below is a direct link to the Knox County Tax Map Office’s online listing of the             WPA Cemetery Plat Maps.

            Justin Smith
            GIS Supervisor
            Knox County Tax Map Department
            117 E. High St. Suite 131
            Mount Vernon OH 43050


43.       LAKE COUNTY OHIO – Online GIS

            Ann M. Radcliffe
            105 Main Street
            Painesville, OH 44077

            Mailing Address:
            P.O. Box 490
            Painesville, Ohio 44077
            Phone: 440-350-2510
            Fax: 440-350-5940

            Email: recorder@lakecountyohio.org

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

            “The Lake County Recorder’s office has a Lake County Cemetery Location Book in their record room which the public can look through. They are located at 105 Main Street Painesville, Ohio  The Lake County Administration Building.”

Bob Gockel
Lake County Tax Map Dept.
105 Main Street
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone #: 440-350-2501
Fax #: 440-350-5942


            August 24, 2013

            “The recorder’s office does hold the WPA cemetery plat maps.  They are a big book located in what they call the "archives."   Jeanette Towne many years ago did a re-creation of them in a smaller scale to have at Morley Library. Although still an oversized book, they are much more manageable to copy.”

Inquire at genealogy@morleylibrary.org

Cynthia Turk
Genealogist, Lake County, Ohio


           October 2, 2013

           Sharon Gossett Hager
           111 South 4th Street
           Ironton, OH 45638

           Mailing Address:
           PO Box 77
           Ironton, OH 45638

           Phone #: 740-533-4314 or 740-533-4312
           Fax #: 740-533-4411
           Email: lawcorecorder@gmail.com

           Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

           “I am pleased to inform you that my office does have WPA Cemetery Maps.  They are in a very large black book that is located in our back record room and are rarely used.   I realized, after talking with you, that was probably what you were inquiring about.  The name WPA just didn't ring a bell with me at the time.  Thanks for refreshing my memory on these maps.”

Sharon Hager,
Lawrence County Recorder


            December 3, 2013

            Licking County Genealogical Library
            101 West Main Street
            Newark, OH  43055
            Phone #:  740-349-5510
            Email:  lcgs@lickingcountylibrary.info

            Located within the Licking County Public Library:
            Hours open at the genealogical library:
                        Tuesday through Saturday – 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
                        Wednesday Evening – 4:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. 

            Thanking Susan Leininger of the Ohio Daughters of the War of 1812 for informing me that the Licking County Genealogical Society has the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps for Licking County.  The maps are at the genealogical society’s library located within the main Licking County Library in Newark.  

            On December 4, 2013 spoke by phone to volunteer, Terry, at the Licking County Genealogical Library.  He said that the WPA Cemetery plat map pages are encased in plastic and are quite large.  He said that the pages can be copied on 11” x 17” paper in sections.  The photocopy costs are 25 cents per 11” x 17” and 15 cents for 8-1/2” x 11” size paper. 

See the listing below for their genealogical collection including:

“B – West Wall of Library 7. Map of Cemeteries Grave Registration of Licking County.”

Ruth Osborn, Librarian – January 2, 2014:

            So you can put on under Licking County that the Licking County Genealogical Society has copies of the Licking County WPA maps of cemetery plat maps of veterans graves.  The is a total of 125 pages that are the cemeteries map and veterans name and location on the map.  The pages are  16” x 24” and we have no way to photo copy that large of pages. We can copy sections of the maps but not the whole page on one page. Our Library is open Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 4:00, Wednesday 1:00 to 7:30, Friday and Saturday 1:00 to 4:00.

            We have made up from the graves registration cards 10 books in alphabet order of the Licking County, Ohio Veterans that has their name, address, date of death/ place, cause of death, date of birth/place, names of cemetery location, lot, next of kin, war served date enlisted, date discharged branch of service, company, outfit or ship.  Copies of these are at library .15 cent each or mailed for $2.00 each.


Updated – 2019-02-05

Index of /Maproom Website/Map Room/Z-Files/Veterans Graves Registration


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Updated February 4, 2020

GIS: Geographic Information System:

ARC GIS Portal:

1.         Click on Layers 
            See across the top in the shaded gray area:
2.         In the Layers drop down menu, click on “GIS Layers”
            Note:  The tiny + sign changes to the tiny – sign.

3.         Click on “Cemeteries” shown here inside the red box.
You can click the “x” in the upper right hand corner of the drop down box to remove it from the page. 

At this point, you see the names of the Lorain County cemeteries emerge on the county map. 

Click on a cemetery and a box will come up with an option to "Click to view map".



            September 23, 2013

            Lucas County Recorder’s Office
            One Government Center Suite 700
            Toledo, Ohio 43604


            Spoke to Kathy in the scanning department.  She said that they have 8 microfiche of Toledo’s Woodlawn Cemetery. 


            August 26, 2013
            Charles Reed
            1 N Main Street
            Courthouse, Room 40
            London, OH 43140
            Phone: 740-852-1854
            Fax: 740-845-1776
            Email: recorder@co.madison.oh.us

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00
            “We do hold the WPA cemetery plat maps, in book form.”

Chuck Reed
Madison County Recorder


            None found.



            September 11, 2013

Karen L. Douglas
222 W Center St
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: 740-223-4100
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

            I spoke by phone to Karen Douglas, Marion County Recorder on September 11, 2013.  She said that their Recorder’s Office does have the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps in Book form that can be copied at $2.00 per page.   There is no email address for them at this time.



            July 13, 2013

Medina County District Library
210 South Broadway Street
Medina, OH  44256

Main Phone #:  330-725-0588

            "WPA Medina County Cemetery Veterans 4a" -- Title on Microfilm Box

Microfilm box is filed in the same drawer with birth and death records."
Located on the Second Floor at the main Medina County District Library.
Direct Phone #:  330-722-4257 for the Reference Desk.

August 9, 2016

Linda M. Bauer
Chief Deputy Recorder/Document Supervisor
144 N. Broadway St., Room 117
Medina, OH 44256

“We do have some older maps.  They are public record and you can search/read them in our public records room.  We do not have equipment to print from the big books.  If you have a hand held scanner or a camera you may take copies of them.  I believe we have them on film.  If you need a copy from the film it is $2.00 per page per the Ohio Revised Code.  You would need to determine which pages you would need.

If you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance, please  contact me.

Our office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday except holidays.”


            None found.



            August 29, 2013

Angie King
Mercer County Recorder
101 N Main Street
Courthouse Sq, Rm 203
Celina, OH 45822

Phone#: 419-586-4232
Fax #: 419-586-3541

Office Hours: Monday 8:30-5:00
Tuesday - Friday 8:30-4:00

            “Yes, we do have a few cemetery plat maps.” We are open Monday 8:30 – 5 pm; Tuesday – Friday   8:30 – 4pm.

            Yes, we would be happy to make copies.  We charge $2.00 per page per Ohio Revised Code.”

Angie King



            October 3, 2013

            Engineering Department
            2100 N. County Rd. 25A
            Troy, OH  45373
            Phone #: 937- 440-5656
            Fax #: 937- 440-5659

            From the Miami County Recorder’s office: 

            “I spoke with our engineering department and they have these maps in their department.  You can contact them at 937-440-5656.”

Toni (Miami County Recorder)



            September 16, 2013

            Monroe County Historical Society
            Monroe County Senior Center (Records Room)
            118 Home Avenue
            Woodsfield, OH  43793
            “We have some of the WPA Cemetery maps. I am not sure that we have an entire set of Monroe County. We have not reproduced them as of yet, they are too large to scan or copy here, but you would be welcome to come in and look at them.  Let me know when you are coming so that I can dig them out. Are you looking for a particular soldier? I can look at them for you if you are not close enough to visit.  

We are located in the Monroe County Senior Center building in the Records room. 118 Home Ave. Woodsfield OH 43793.  1-740-472-1933.  We house the tax records for Monroe County as well as the Society’s paper archives. As I said before, we only have a partial set and do not know where the rest are. Some came from the Court House and some from the Veteran's office in hopes to locate them all in one place.

Our summer hours are in place at this time.  Mon., Tues., Fri. 10:00-2:00. We will begin our fall hours September 23, 2013  Mon., Tues., Fri., 9:00-4:00. Of course we work with folks traveling a distance and try to meet their needs on any given day.”

Joyce Wiggins



            None found.



            September 11, 2013

Peggy Barnes
Morgan County Recorder
155 E Main St Room 160
McConnelsville, OH 43756
            Phone #: 740-962-4051
            Office Hours: Monday  Friday 8:00 to 4:00 (Due to staffing issues this office may be        closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch)
“Yes we do have these Cemetery Plats Maps in our office. We don’t however have them scanned so that we can email them to you. You will have to come in and have our map office make copies for you. Hope this helps. If you have any questions please contact us by email or phone.”
Morgan County Recorder

Peggy Barnes


Update:  June 18, 2018 – Brandon sent over PDF scans of all WPA Cemetery Plat Maps

June 18, 2018 at 10:29AM

Good Morning Linda-

This is what I can offer from Morrow County. The following are scans of the WPA maps we found in our office. They are in pdf form. So hopefully this will help. I am seeing if the county engineer will let us but these on our webpage. Thank you for your inquiry and keeping track of the old WPA cemeteries. If I can help out any other way please let me know.

Brandon Strain, Morrow County Tax Map Draftsperson

            November 26, 2013

            Morrow County Recorder
            Dixie Shinaberry
            48 E High Street
            Mt Gilead, OH 43338
            Phone: 419-947-3060
            Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 to 4:30, Closed Friday

            Called on November 26, 2013.  They do not allow scanning or taking pictures of the WPA cemetery plat maps which are quite large and bound in a book.  They will, however, make copies of the map pages.  The cost is $2.00 per page. 



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Also, if you visit in person - Zanesville, Muskingum County:

"          They have this book in the map room on the 3rd floor in our court house in Zanesville (401 Main St).  It shows all of the cemeteries that existed in the 1930’s in Muskingum County and the location of all of the veterans graves in each cemetery.

            Brett, who works in our map room (740) 455-7195, can help you with any further questions regarding this book or its contents"

Denis Swierz, P.S.
Muskingum County Engineer's Office
155 Rehl Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701


            Not at Recorder.


            None found.



            October 9, 2013

            Carol E. Temple
            Courthouse, Room 103
            115 N Williams Street
            Paulding, OH 45879
            Phone: 419-399-8275
            Recorder: 419-399-8276
            Fax: 419-399-2862
            Email: pauldingcountyrecorder@midohio.twcbc.com

            Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

            “This office does have some cemetery maps you can view for Paulding County. 

            In addition to the maps, we also have a cemetery listing of graves.”

            Carol Temple



            October 15, 2013

            Engineer's Office
            2645 Old Somerset Road
            New Lexington, OH 43764
            Phone #: 740-342-2191

            “We have a book that shows locations, pictures, and directions for the cemeteries in the county.  There are no plats.  I have some of the cemeteries on my computer that are plats (some with names and locations), however I do not have all of them.  If you are looking for a specific cemetery I may have it.  The book I use is the Perry County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society.  If we can help at all please let me know.”

Thanks Jerry



            September 27, 2013

            Joyce R. Gifford
            207 S Court Street
            Circleville, OH 43113
            Phone: 740-474-5826
            Fax: 740-477-6361
            Email: jgifford@pickaway.org
            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:00

            Pickaway County Recorder’s Office has WPA Cemetery Plat maps.  “Yes, you can come in and view and get copies. Copies are $2.00 a sheet.”



            September 27, 2013

            Misty Brewster
            230 Waverly Plaza Ste 500
            Waverly, OH 45690
            Phone: 740-947-2622
            Fax: 740-947-7997
            Email: misty@pike-co.org
            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:00

            “We do have cemetery plat maps but they’re not scanned so I can’t email them.  Those plat books are 20X20 and it would take several copies to get everything on the page.  However, the Property Map Office could copy them for you but they would be that size.  Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

            The map office is across the hall from our office and we are located at 230 Waverly Plaza, Waverly.  We’re open M-F 8:30-4:00.

            We can take the plat book for you or you’re welcome to do it.  The pages do come out of the book so that will make it easier.”

Misty Brewster
Pike County Recorder



            Update October, 2018

            Engineering Technician
            5000 Newton Falls Road
            Ravenna, OH 442
            Oct 25 at 3:54 PM
            Linda Jean Limes Ellis
            Bob is no longer with us (RIP). I am the contact for our records, now.
We still have cemetery maps in our records room, but I’m not real familiar with them. Many are bound together, but I believe there are more scattered throughout our storage cabinets.

            I will be sending 10 emails because of the file size. This is #1

            Jason Copeland
            Engineering Technician
            5000 Newton Falls Road
            Ravenna, OH 44266

            None found.



            October 9, 2018

From: Michelle L Sweetser <msweets@bgsu.edu>
To: Linda Jean Limes Ellis <ljellis_2000@yahoo.com>
Cc: Cindy Sauer Radford <csauer@bgsu.edu>;
Center for Archival Collections <archive@bgsu.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: WPA Cemetery Plat Maps

Hello Linda,

I had an opportunity to look at our local government records holdings while I was on the desk this evening.

While we do not appear to hold the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps for Wood County, I did locate maps for Putnam County (Roll 78), though many of them appear to be blank.

Additionally, I located more detailed cemetery plat maps in our Ohio Veterans Home (Sandusky) records (Roll 7). I have included a couple of sample pages for each of these groupings in the attached PDF (pages 1-6 are Putnam County; 7-12 are Ohio Veterans Home).

Michelle L. Sweetser
Head, Center for Archival Collections
Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green State University 
1001 E. Wooster St.
Bowling Green, OH 43403   --  msweets@bgsu.edu | 419.372.8085


Where the Richland County WPA Cemetery Maps are kept:

            July 4, 2013:

            Kiefer, Elaine


Our WPA Cemetery Maps are in two places in our county.

            “The first is in the Tax Map Office which is the original vellums, and we have also scanned them as .tiff files and are in the county Recorder’s Office, which is a copy of the maps bound in a very large cemetery book.”

Elaine A. Kiefer
Tax Map Supervisor



Ross County Recorder
Attention:  Kathy Dunn
Ross County Courthouse
2 N Paint Street Ste E
PO Box 6162
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740-702-3000
Fax: 740-702-3006

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

Yes, we have it and it can be viewed in the office.
Ross County Recorder’s Office



July 3, 2013:

Rich Randolph
Sandusky County Engineer's Office
2500 W. State St
Fremont, OH 43420
Phone #: 419-334-9731
Fax #: 419-334-9733

“I have attached a compressed folder with some photos of the plats that we have in our office.  It appears that a project was started and cover sheet shows this, but as you can see from the other files in the folder, the plats show all of the lots blank.  All of the pages are like these.  The only one that had any numbers in it at all, I included in the folder (Oakwood).  I also included an old plat of Oakwood Cemetery which is the only other plat I could find that had Veteran areas identified on it.  Hope this information helps.”


Rich Randolph
Sandusky County Engineer's Office



            September 16, 2013

            Scioto County Recorder
            Gail L. Alley
            602 Seventh Street – Room 110
            Portsmouth, OH  45662

            “We do have some of the maps of the cemeteries in Scioto County.  You would have to come into our office and look through them, if we can get the book apart we will run you a copy $1.00 per page.”

Gail Alley



            None found.



            October 3, 2013

            Jodi L. Siegel
            129 E Court Street
            Sidney, OH 45365
            Phone: 937-498-7270
            Email:  JSiegel@shelbycountyrecorders.com

            Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30, Friday 8:30-12:00

            “We do have these maps in our office.  Our office hours are 8:30-4:30 Mon- Thurs and 8:30-12:00 on Friday.  Unfortunately, we are not able to provide copies. You are welcome to bring along a camera if you plan on visiting our office. I apologize for this inconvenience.”

Jodi Siegel
Shelby County Recorder


            November 13, 2013

            Stark County Engineer
            5165 Southway Street S.W.
            Canton, OH 44706
            Phone (330) 477-6781
            Fax (330) 477-3926

            On November 12, 2013, I called 330-447-6781 to the Stark County Engineer’s Office.  I was transferred to their Tax Map office and spoke with a gentleman there named Paul.  He told me that his office did not have WPA Cemetery Plat Maps, however, he said their office has cemetery plat maps that were drawn much later.  He mailed me a CD of the maps.  They are saved in the .tiff format.  A researcher would have to contact them regarding viewing and/or copying any of the cemetery plat maps that they have.

Thus, I am still looking for the actual WPA Cemetery Plat maps as of this writing. 



            September 30, 2013

            Walter Schostak, P.S.
            Surveyor, Summit County Engineer
            538 E. South Street
            Akron, OH 44311-1843
            Phone #: 330-643-8560

            “The maps that you seek are available here at the Summit County Engineer’s office.

            We have scanned the maps so they are available digitally (in a *.tiff format). You may have copies in a variety of ways:

·         I can send you the images at no charge (sample page attached) via an internet download service

·         I can place the images on a CD/DVD

·         I place the images on an external hard drive or flash drive provided by you

·         Or we can print the maps for you (Note full size copies are $5.00 each, 324 pages = $1620.00)

FYI: The Akron Public Library, Special Collections, has a copy of these maps (paper and digital).

Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

            “We do have paper and digital copies of these cemetery plats. They are not, however, available on our website.  If there is a particular map you are interested in, I would be happy to email the file to you.”



            November 24, 2014 (update)

            Trumbull County Archives Department
            Lynn Wallace-Smith, Records Manager
            185 E. Market St, STE B
            First Floor
            Warren, Ohio  44481
            Phone #: (330) 675-2518

            (Monday thru Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Closed Legal Holidays)

            Trumbull County Archives’ Website – WPA Cemetery Plat Maps are on the Archives’ website, per Lynn Wallace-Smith, Records Manager – November 24, 2014:

Link below (Click on “Maps Township” in the left column):

From FamilySearch. “Cemetery Plats Vol 1 and Vol 2 – 1800 – 1930” are the WPA Cemetery Plat maps:



            January 21, 2014

            Tuscarawas County Tax Map Office
            125 East High Avenue
            New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
            Phone#: (330) 365-3303
            Hours:  8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. – Monday through Friday

            From: "Lowdermilk, Larry"
            Email: Lowdermilk@co.tuscarawas.oh.us
            Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:28 AM
            Subject: RE: Inquiring if you have WPA Cemetery plat maps -- follow up

            “Linda, yes there are a bunch of them like 80 maps.

            They are in the basement of courthouse. If you need one or two that we can do. If need more would need to discuss with the bosses on what to do. But like I said there is about I think 70 to 80. They need scanned, but just hasn’t been the free time lately.  Cost is $2.00 a print.”

Larry Lowdermilk
Phone #: 330-365-3322


            October 9, 2013

            Union County Engineer’s Office
            233 West 6th Street
            Marysville, OH  43040-5513
            Phone #:  937-645-3018
            Hours: 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
            The Union County Engineer’s Office informs that they have the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps for Union County, Ohio. 
**Update:  August 5, 2014

Link below to Union County WPA Cemetery Plat Maps online through the Union County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS):



            October 7, 2013

            Van Wert County Engineer’s Office
            Attention:  Mike Wortman
            220 S. Market Street
            Van Wert, OH  45891
            Phone #:  419-238-2010
            Hours:  7:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.

            “We have the maps you are looking for in our office.”  Large format; approximately 24” x 36” inches in size.  The cemetery plat map sheets are flat and bound, however, they are removable.  A few copies can be made at the office.  Or, someone can take a digital photograph of the map(s) they need.  In the future, the maps may be posted on line in a PDF format, and the hard copies deposited at the veterans’ office.  Mike Wortman


            November 15, 2013

            Margaret Knox
            100 E Main St
            McArthur, OH 45651
            Phone: 740-596-4314
            Fax: 740-596-2265
            Email: recorder@vintonco.com

            Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30-4:00, Closed for lunch 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.

“The maps you are looking for are in the Recorders office.  If you are going to visit, as you go into the deed book room they are to your right back in the corner.  They are a bunch of cemeteries showing where the veterans are buried and what wars they fought in.”

Update:  November 2, 2018

From: "Apking, Bobbi J." <Bobbi.Apking@co.warren.oh.us>
To: "'ljellis_2000@yahoo.com'" <ljellis_2000@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 3:33 PM
Subject: WPA Cemetery Plat Maps

Hi Ms. Ellis,

Our Warren County Map Room does have the mylars for the WPA cemeteries, and we do have some paper copies in our office.  Unfortunately the maps are not online.  Do you know the name of the cemetery or the town or township your relative is buried in?  If we can find the cemetery your ancestor is buried in, we can make a copy for you.  The cost for an approximate 2’ x 3’ would be fifty cents per page.  If you would like to send me the name of your ancestor and the name of the cemetery if you know it, or a town or township that it might be located in we would be happy to help.

Please email me directly and I’ll try to help you.

Thank you,

Bobbi Apking
Admin. Asst.
Warren County Engineers

Warren County Genealogical Society’s “Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project”:

**Note: (the above link is not working as of November 2, 2018 due to this part of Rootsweb being down.)

            Click on the link above, and scroll down the page.

            After the heading: “Information about Warren County Burials”, scroll down to the listing of individual cemeteries (See table with headings: Cemetery, Township, Coordinates, Location

            Next, click on an individual cemetery name.

            Next, click on “Links” and look for “WPA Plat Map of Cemetery #..

            Please note, not every cemetery listed has a WPA Cemetery Plat Map:



            October 1, 2013

            Tracey C. Wright
            205 Putnam Street
            Marietta, OH 45750
            Phone: 740-373-6623 Ext 235 or 236
            Fax: 740-373-9643
            Email: twright@wcgov.org

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00

            “I did some research after I sent your email to find out more about WPA maps.  I began working here in 1980 and you are only the 2nd request I can remember.  We do have maps that look like your examples.  It is $2.00 per page for copies of our records and if you would like to request copies, you may do so via e-mail.  I will then email the cost to you and once the payment is received I can mail the copies to you.   We also have excellent resources for history here in Marietta, one being the Historical Society and their phone number is 740-373-1788 and another being the Washington County Public Library.”

Tracey Wright, Recorder



            September 30, 2013

            Jane Carmichael
            428 W Liberty Street
            Wooster, OH 44691 
            Phone: 330-287-5460
            Fax: 330-287-5685
            Email: jane.carmichael@co.wayne.oh.us
            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30

            “Yes, the Wayne County Recorder’s Office has Wayne County WPA Cemetery Plat Maps.  Cost for copies is $2.00 a page.”



            September 30, 2013

            Patti Rockey
            One Courthouse Square
            2nd floor
            Bryan, OH 43506
            Phone: 419-636-3259
            Email: recorder@wmsco.org

            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

Please note, as of February, 2014 the WPA Cemetery Plat Maps are available to view and print from the Williams County Recorder Office’s website:



Update:  October 2, 2018:

From the Wood County Engineer’s website.  However, these are not actual WPA Cemetery Plat Maps, but their newer maps that are now online to download in .tiff format.:

            Actual WPA Cemetery maps have not been located.   However, the Wood County Engineer has some more recently drawn and platted cemetery maps in their records and files.  See below:

            October 22, 2013

            Office of the Wood County Engineer
            One Courthouse Square
            Bowling Green Ohio 43402

            Direct Phone: 419-354-9068
            Office Phone: 419-354-9060
            Fax: 419-354-1409

            Hours:  8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

            Email:  Engineer@co.wood.oh.us
            Sautter, Jesicca

            “I do work with the Wood County Engineer.  We do have cemetery maps.  They are all different depending on each locations records.  I have attached an example.  I have also attached our index of Cemetery records.  Let me know if a specific item on the list seems helpful and I will be happy to send you a copy.

            The researcher is welcome to come into our office and look at any file we have.  Copies are $2.00 per sheet for anything 24 X 36.  If the copy can be made on a regular copy machine (11 X17 or smaller), the copies are $0.05 each.

            We also have the files scanned to our computer system. 

            If you bring in a thumb nail drive we would be happy to copy them to the drive for you free from charge.”

Jesicca Sautter (Wilhelm)
Office Manager



            October 1, 2013

            Sandy Micheli
            109 S Sandusky Avenue
            Room 24
            Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
            Phone: 419-294-1442
            Fax: 419-294-6405
            Email: recorder@co.wyandot.oh.us
            Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30

            The Wyandot County Recorder’s Office has the WPA Cemetery maps both in their large original size format, and in smaller size paper copies.  Individual arrangements must be made to photograph the larger size pages.  The smaller size map pages are more difficult to read.  

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