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Kile Cemetery
Madison Township,
Franklin County, Ohio
Gravestone Photographs

In 1981 no evidence was found that there had ever been a cemetery at this location, described as northeast of Hamilton Road and the Route 33 interchange. The only records were found in the George W. Bareis book, History of Madison Township on page 456 and in the WPA maps of Franklin County cemeteries. According to information on the WPA map for Kile Cemetery, the land was part of the Congress Lands and became the property of the Kile family in 1835. The first burial took place in 1840. When George W. Bareis read the stones in preperation for his history of Madison Township he found ten gravestones (listed below). Of those, one was the stone for Sgt. John Winterstein who was a member of Captain Robert Reed's Company during the War of 1812. Sgt. Winterstein enlisted 28 July 1812 and was honorably discharged 6 June 1813; his stone is missing at this time.

Recntly, Brent Nimmo () located "two and a half" stones, broken and surrounded by weeds. Brent generously contributed his photos of the stones for use on this page.

Aerial Photo of Cemetery,
Spring 2004


(Click on the underlined name to view the photograph)

  • Kile
    • James A.
    • , died 1855, aged 46 y
    • Sally Ann, wife of James A., died Aug 7, 1880, aged 70 y 8 m & 2 d (Whole stone)
  • Needels
    • John Wesley, died 1862, aged 38 y
    • Sally Ann, daughter of John W & Abigail J, died 1853, aged 1 y
  • Swisher
    • Pheba, wife of Jacob, died 1849, aged 60 y
    • Theresa M, daughter of Israel & Rachel, died 1875, aged 22 y
  • Taylor
    • Sally A., wife of A J, died 1864, aged 17 y
    • Sally A., daughter of A J & S A, died 1864, aged 5 m
  • Winterstein
    • Abigail, wife of John, died Feb 4, 1867, aged 75 ys 10 mo 26 ds (Whole stone)
    • [Sgt] John, died 1850, aged 66 y

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