Grove City Cemetery Survey Project

Marshall Jividen Eagle Service Project
BSA Troop 385, Grove City, Ohio
Updated May 2005

 

The Grove City Cemetery is located in the City of Grove City, Jackson Township, Franklin County, Ohio. It was established in 1906 and is an active cemetery containing more than 2,000 tombstones and 3,400 graves. It is maintained in excellent condition by the Grove City Cemetery Association, 3605 Grove City Road, Grove City, OH 43123, Phone: (614) 875-3682.

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This Tombstone Survey was planned and managed by Marshall Jividen, Grove City, Ohio as his Eagle Scout Service Project, the final requirement among the many personal accomplishments needed to earn the Boy Scouts of America Eagle badge, the highest rank in Scouting.

The Grove City Cemetery is the largest and oldest among those in the City of Grove City and, in cooperation with the Grove City Cemetery Association, the information appearing on every tombstone was transcribed and placed into a database. Field work for the project took place on November 23 and 30, 2003. This work is a permanent record made before time and weather inevitably make these monument inscriptions illegible. Besides updating the files of the Association, it is being made available to historical researchers and the general public. Copies of the final database report on CD were presented to the City of Grove City, the local public library and the area historical society. The report on CD and in a 2150-page printed report was provided to the Grove City Cemetery Association. Although no missing, damaged or illegible veteransí markers were found, a goal of the project was to inform the VA marker Program of the United States Veterans Administration about any markers requiring attention.

The dataset provided to the Tombstone Project and shown on this site is essentially the report's index. Grave marker design, tombstone condition, full inscriptions and other information is not included here but is available in the complete reports.

THIS WAS A BIG PROJECT! There are more than 2100 pages in the final Tombstone Survey Report recording the names of nearly 3400 people interned in the cemetery. Marshall Jividen was awarded the Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout on June 6, 2004.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled November 2004, Marshall Jividen Eagle Scout Service Project, BSA Troop 385, Grove City, Ohio. Commercial uses prohibited.

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