Woods Hill Cemetery
Chilo, Clermont County, Ohio

Cemetery: Wood's Hill Cemetery
Other: N/a
Sign: Yes
Street: Wood Hill Cemetery Road... near Route 222
City: Chilo
Township: Franklin
County: Clermont
State: OH
Nation: USA
lat_ns: N
lat_h: n/a
long_ew: W
long_h: n/a
Status: Inactive
Size: Medium
Directions: Chilo Oh, go north on route 222 to top of hill out of town 2m, turn left at on to Memorial Road at cemetery go 3m, to Wood's hill Cemetery road go 1500' it's on left
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: No
Features: small wrought iron decorative fence in middle
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Non-locking
Established: mid 1800's
Gravestones: 100
Oldest: n/a
Newest: n/a
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Unsure
Wood: Unsure
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery vandalized
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: None
Drainage: Good
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: No
Contacted: Franklin Twp authorities taken by secretary no response/Clermont Historical Society, told this is a "very important graveyard" because it contains several early OH officials see above as to one.


Utter, English, Buchanan, and many others


I do have photos at home but I'm at work.....

Submitted by to Ancestry.com/Utter family bulletin board

Can Anyone tell me if they know of any vandalism to Dowty(Douty) Utter's grave at Woods Hill Cemetery in Chilo, Ohio? I mean recently or near in the near past.
While tracing my lineage, this Memorial Day I took my two daughters to the cemetery to show them where their 6g grand father was buried. It looked as if a wrecking crew had attacked the graveyard? I mean not just from weathering and age.
If this is unreported I would like to report it. Dowty's headstone was one seriously damaged. And strewn about. I then had to explain to 2 small children the complex issue of why people do this.
As I have never been faced with this before I have no idea how to proceed.
I'm currently going to contact the Clermont County Historical Society for advisement. But, this lack of respect for an Underground Railroad conductor, Ohio State senator, early pioneer of Ohio, and not to mention his lineage in the American fabric is outrageous (i.e. Edward Douty-Mayflower, and Nicholas Mattson Utter-New Sweden).
This being the year of the Underground Railroad Museum's dedication in Cincinnati a few miles away I'd hope there would be some reaction by someone here in Clermont County.
Any suggestions?


Clermont Historical Society
299 S3, Williamsburg, OH

Janet Beedle —This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Date: 8/7/03