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Burials at cemetery site began in 1860s

February 3, 2014

Photo by Becky Polaski The grave of Elizabeth Reiter, located at the corner of the first roadway near the entrance leading to the chapel at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, is the oldest in the facility.

While St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery may be the biggest cemetery in St. Marys, it is not the first cemetery to be located in the community. 
During a recent tour of the cemetery, local historian Ray Beimel explained that the original cemetery in St. Marys was located on the shores of Brewery Run in the area where Elk Towers is today. 
"That was only used for a few years," Beimel said.

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