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Referred to variously as the Fairbanks Road Cemetery and Marsh's of Marshtown Corners. To reach this small hidden cemetery on Fairbanks Road, you must cross a small open field and a wooden bridge.
|Looking toward the cemetery from the field.|
Driving directions from the Hickory Street bridge in Warren (just under 11.5 miles, approximately 16 minutes): Drive east on Pennsylvania Ave W/US-6 (business route) to Market Street. Turn left on Market Street and drive north through Warren, North Warren, and past Warren State Hospital. Market Street turns into US 62. In approximately 7 miles, look for the intersection of US 62 and PA 957, marked by a blinker light. Turn left onto PA 957, drive past Swede Hill Road and Town Line Road (on your right). The next intersection on your right will be Fairbanks Road.
Turn right onto the dirt road and note Eisenhower Middle/High School on the left. The road will lead due north with forest on the right. Look for the first house on the left side in about a quarter mile. Slow down because the cemetery, hidden from the road, is on the right. The cemetery sign is visible from the road, but you will have to peer across a small field to spot it next to the wooden bridge leading into the cemetery.
Park along the edge of Fairbanks Road and take a stroll through a cemetery...
|...that has four Revolutionary War markers and some 1812 and GAR markers as well.|
There are a few unusual tall markers complete with
This one documents the Ethen Kelsey - John Marsh - Wm. Shelden families.
What remains of the tombstone of
A detailed biography can be found on Find-A-Grave.
He is considered the first inhabitant
Born in 1763, he fathered 16 children
Read more about the Marsh family
|Here lies David Ludlow, born in Essek County, New Jersey, who died June 9, 1852
and whose broken stone, on the left is marked by a Revolutionary War flag.
On the right, a second broken stone: Nancy, wife of A. H. Ludlow.
|Behind them is the tombstone of David C. Marsh marked by a GAR flag.|
The caption on this stone :
To The Memory of
There are over 13 Raynor family burials in this cemetery.
|Looking from the back toward the entrance gate,
this cemetery feels very secluded, surrounded as it is by forest.
|All photographs contributed by Penelope Repko|
|The small rectangular grounds are well maintained and completely fenced.|
Less than 130 burials are listed on Find-A-Grave - Marshtown Cemetery, many with photographs of the gravestones.
Complete listing of Marshtown Cemetery with captions and photographs - original project of Laura M. Brainard.
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