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Ashtabula, Ohio: Train Wreck Grave Obelisk

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Chestnut Grove Cemetery

Address:
Grove Dr., Ashtabula, OH
Directions:
Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Hwy 11 north to US 20 exit. West on US 20, over the bridge, then an immediate left onto Main Ave. Go through downtown. Make a left onto Grove Drive at the car dealership, just before railroad overpass. The cemetery is at the end of the street. The obelisk is at the top of the hill, toward the back, near the center, tallest one in the cemetery.
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Train Wreck Grave Obelisk

The unrecognized dead from Ashtabula's bridge collapse and train disaster are buried here.

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Train Wreck Grave Obelisk

On the anniversary of this train wreck we visited several sites associated with it. The cemetery with the mass grave obelisk is at the end of Grove Drive, a small residential street and easy to miss. We did not see any signs for the cemetery itself. Once inside the cemetery there are signs pointing the way to the obelisk.

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