The Institute for Research and Learning in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology – IRLAB – has been conducting excavation work this year, with permission, at the Harrison Township/ Cholera Cemetery in Harrison Township, Pickaway County, Ohio
This excavation is sensitive to the fact there are an untold number of unknown human remains; including the remains of those long lost souls who succumbed to the Cholera Disease that ravaged the area in the early 1800s and again in the mid 1800s. This deadly disease particularly affected those working on the canals. The Ohio & Erie Canal extended to Circleville in Pickaway in 1831 and existed in the area of this obscure cemetery.
Executive Director/PI – Giuseppe Vercellotti, Adjunct Assistant Professor, OSU.
Sharing also this link that refers to the first excavation exploration that was held in May and early June, 2018 with additional details about the project’s description and objective.
Please note, however, there is one recent interment listed that is incorrect and is awaiting removal and re-assignment by “Find A Grave” to its proper cemetery.
***Please note also***
Harrison Township Cholera Cemetery
Also known as Cholera Cemetery, Helen Harold and Paul Peters Cemetery, Paul Peters Farm Cemetery
Should not be confused with:
The much newer and larger: “Harrison Township Cemetery” Also known as the Bloomfield Cemetery that is located in South Bloomfield, Pickaway County.