|SUMMIT COUNTY CHAPTER
of the Ohio Genealogical Society
P O Box 2232 Akron OH 44309-2232
- About Norton Township
- Township Cemeteries
- Part of the Connecticut Western Reserve.in Township 11N, Range 12W
- Bounded by:
Copley Twp on the north
Coventry Twp on the east
Franklin Twp & Wayne County on the south
Medina County on the west
- Before Summit County was formed in 1840 Norton Township belonged to several other counties. The date of 1800 has been used as a reference point since it is close to the 1803 date when Ohio became a state.
1800 to 1808: The area of Norton Twp was in Trumbull County.
(Trumbull County was established in 1800)
1808 to 1812: The area of Norton Twp was in Portage County.
(Portage County was established in 1808.)
1812 to 1840: The area of Norton Twp was in Medina County.
(Medina County was established in 1818.)
1840 to Present: The area of Bath Twp is in Summit County.
(Summit County was formed in 1840.)
- Before 1840 the records you need may be somewhere other than Summit County. Here are some suggested contacts:
Barberton Public Library; 602 W Park Ave; Barberton OH 44203; Attn: Phyllis Taylor
Norton Historical Society; 4060 Columbia Woods ; Norton OH 44203
Akron Public Library; 55 South Main Street; Akron OH 44036-0001
Portage County Chapter OGS; P O Box 821; Ravenna OH 44266
Portage County His Soc; 6549 N Chestnut St; Ravenna OH 44266-1338
Medina County Chapter OGS; P O Box 804; Medina OH 44258-0804
Trumbull County Chapter OGS; P O Box 309; Warren OH 44482-0309
Notice to our readers:
Information regarding this Township will be updated (or added) as it becomes available. You may want to check this site periodically for the most current information.
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The following information is being provided to give you an idea of the location, or approximate location, of all known township cemeteries. It will also help identify any cemeteries where the gravestones or burial records have been copied and, if known, where this information can be found.
Inscriptions for several cemeteries in this township can be found in the book: "Summit County Cemetery Insccriptions, Volume I" which was published in 1978 by the Summit County Chapter, OGS. This book also includes burials from Bath and Copley Townships.
Was in Norton but no longer exists. No other information.
BLACK PLAGUE CEMETERY:
a.k.a. VERBOTEN CEMETERY (published in Vol 1, pg 94)
Abandoned. Was on a hillside behind the barns of the Bauer farm near the southwest corner of Akron-Wadsworth Rd and Barber Rd. May have been 6-7 burials here. Three (3) remaining gravestones were moved in 1990 to Norton Center Cemetery.
JOHNSONS CORNERS CEMETERY:
(published in Vol 1, pg 100) Located on Gale Dr off of Wooster Rd east of S Cleveland-Massillon Rd in Barberton, Ohio. On a hilltop in Waltz Park.
LOYAL OAK CEMETERY: (published in Vol 1, pp 78-94)
Located on the east side of S Cleveland-Massillon Rd at Loyal Oak. It is behind the Trinity Lutheran Church.
NEW PORTAGE CEMETERY: (published in Vol 1, pp 95)
a.k.a. HIGH STREET CEMETERY, PIONEER CEMETERY, CLARK CEMETERY
Established around 1836 and was located on the west side of what was High St, now Wooster Road North, in Barberton. Destroyed when Portage School was built. Some burials were moved to Lakewood Cemetery. (see Coventry Twp cemeteries.)
NORTON CENTER CEMETERY:
(published in Vol 1, pp 96-97)Located at Norton center on the west side of S Cleveland-Massillon Rd at the south end of Norton Shopping Center.
WESTERN STAR CEMETERY:
(published in Vol 1, pp 98-100)Located on the east side of Medina Line Road north of Greenwich Road.
Notice to our readers:
Information regarding the Cemeteries listed here will be updated (or added) as it becomes available. You may want to check this site periodically for the most current information. Corrections or additions will be appreciated.
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Provided by: SUMMIT COUNTY CHAPTER, OGS
P O Box 2232
Akron OH 44309-2232
Compiled by: Marlene Diefendorf, September 1997 [rev. Jan 2007]
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