Welcome to Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery

Support the Cemetery

  Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery is a private, non-profit, charitable organization funded exclusively by the sale of gravesites and charitable donations. All donations are tax-deductible to help maintain and preserve the Cemetery. Please consider Mt. Zion Cemetery in your estate planning directives.
 

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Gravesites

Costs

 

SALE OF LOTS:

 Currently lots and graves sell according to the following fee schedule:

1 (one) grave  $550.00  Lot (8 graves)  $4400.00

Graves may not be resold. If graves are no longer needed the lot owner may do one of the following:

  • Transfer graves to relatives with proof of deed and approval by the Cemetery Board.
  • Return graves to cemetery as a donation for resale.  Resale proceeds will be used for perpetual care of all cemetery lots.
  • Return graves to cemetery for the original purchase price at the discretion of the board.

Rules and Regulations

 

Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery

In addition to, and in accordance with

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 517

The following guidelines/rules have been adopted by the Association in an effort to maintain a uniformity of order and respect for our loved ones.

With your help, we hope to continue maintaining

Mt. Zion Cemetery in a manner pleasing to all.

General: 

  • Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk every day
  • Vehicles shall remain on paved roads and obey all signs
  • No large vehicles permitted, (10,000# GVW max.)
  • Visitors shall conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times.
  • To maintain a uniform appearance; all mowing and general maintenance/upkeep shall be performed by cemetery personnel only. No mowing of individual graves/lots is permitted.

Gravesites:

  • All gravesites must be paid in full before internment.
  • Gravesites may not be resold.
  • Gravesites no longer needed/wanted, may be sold back to the cemetery for original purchase price.
  • No “reserving” of gravesites without payment in full.
  • Upon death of the recorded owner, any remaining grave/s shall pass to the legally designated beneficiary/s. It shall be the beneficiary/s responsibility to provide proof of same prior to any internments.

Internments:


Burials:



  • All burials require a concrete or metal, approved vault.
  • Opening/closing shall be by cemetery employee/designee at current rate.

Cremations:

  •   All cremation internments require an approved/non deteriorating vessel.
  •  Opening/closing shall be by cemetery employee/designee at current rate.
  •  No more than two cremations may occupy a full size gravesite.
  • No more than one cremation may be added to an existing burial.

                                                               Monuments: (headstones, plaques, markers, etc.)

  • All monuments must meet cemetery guidelines.
  • All monuments shall be of granite, marble, or bronze, be respectful and non offensive in design and inscription, conforming to cemetery standards.
  • All monuments shall be at aisle end of grave, not exceed width of grave/graves, not exceed 16” in depth, and 36” in height.
  • Monuments not at “isle end” of grave must be “flush” with ground to facilitate mowing.
  • Request for “exceptions” may be presented to Board for consideration.
  • Cemetery sexton shall be contacted prior to ordering for size/placement approval.
  • All monuments shall have a foundation installed by cemetery employee/designee.
  • Cemetery will not be responsible for vandalism, theft, or normal deterioration.

Decorations/Adornments:

  • With the exception of permanent monuments, all other items are considered “temporary” or “seasonal”.
  • Decorations/Adornments shall be placed so as not to impede mowing, trimming, or normal maintenance. Ideally this is either on the headstone or at the ends. Front and back of stones should be kept clear to facilitate mowing/trimming.
  • Trees, bushes, shrubs, decorative stone/s, timbers, fencing, lights, wires, and other such items are not permitted.
  • Glass and other breakable items are not permitted.
  • Decorations/adornments will be removed without notice; if they are deemed deteriorated, unsightly, obstructing maintenance, or violating guidelines.
  • All decorations will be removed twice yearly as noted: six weeks prior to Memorial Day and six weeks after Labor Day, and discarded. Any items wishing to be kept should be removed prior to these dates.
  • Cemetery will not be responsible for damage to or loss of, non-allowed or improperly placed, decorations/adornments.

Thank you for your support in the 

preservation of Mt. Zion Cemetery

Interactive Mapping

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History

 

Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery was honored by the Ohio Historical Society in 2003 for the many veterans and prominent grave markers that date back to the early 1800s. The marker states the following:

 Mount Zion Cemetery grave markers date back to the early 1800s. Among those interred are Revolutionary War soldier, Lt. Hugh Mulloy who died in 1845, and Leonidas Fisher, Civil War soldier. There are also family plots of prominent Clermontville citizens: the Parkers, who founded the private Parker Academy (also known as the Clermont Academy), and the Fridmans. About this hilltop cemetery William Fridman once wrote “looking down the valley,  ...the Kentucky hills beyond, I exclaim Peaceful Valley.”

Cemetery History

 

The Boat Run Christian Church was organized in 1842 and met in a structure on Boat Run Road in Clermontville, Monroe Township, Clermont County, Ohio.

 On March 12, 1869, the Trustees of the Boat Run Christian Church purchased approximately two acres of ground from W. R. and Abigail Clark in the amount of $400.00. This land is located on the top of the hill on the current Clermontville-Laurel Road. The cemetery was established in 1870.

 Three years later in 1872, the existing building was constructed and named Mt. Zion Chapel. Before 1929, the name of the church changed to Mt. Zion Christian Church.

 On March 5, 1910, the trustees of the church purchased an additional 15/16 acres from Emma and John Clark.

 On June 29, 1929, the trustees of the church met and decided to transfer the burial grounds of the church property to an association or company. This company was formed and is currently called, Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery Association, Inc.

On January 15, 1952, the Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery Association, Inc. purchased over one and one-half acres from the Altman family, making a total of over four and one half acres total, church and cemetery property.

On March 28, 1996, the Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery Association, Inc, purchased an additional 3.6 acres from Lois and  Archie Ireton, which  brings the total acres for the cemetery to 8.1.

Source: C. Smith, November 3, 1991 as complied for Mt. Zion Christian Church Cemetery Association , Inc. Cemetery Record 1995.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Mt. Zion Christian Cemetery Association

1562 Clermontville-Laurel Road New Richmond, Ohio 45157

(513) 947-8679

Hours

The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk daily.