Old Egypt Cemetery - Egypt, Ohio USA
Posted by: Mr. 0
N 40° 05.199 W 081° 08.467
17T E 487969 N 4437384
Quick Description: A small cemetery, with many broken headstones in the Egypt Valley Wildlife area outside the ghost town of Egypt, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 6:56:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WBK
This cemetery appears to have long been abandoned, and over the years fallen victim to vandalism and nature. As it stands now there are only a few headstones here, most of which have been rendered illegible. There is no longer a sign for the cemetery, but you can see post holes where one existed.
Locals say that people will "stand guard" over the nearby Salem Cemetery during hunting season to keep hunters from damaging anything. Unfortunately it would seem the same does not hold true for Circle Cemetery.
The cemetery is commonly known as "Circle Cemetery," due to the circular drive that runs around the cemetery, instead of Old Egypt Cemetery.
Legend has it that a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the cemetery. He is said to have lived, but lost his arm. Since it was never found folks claim that his arm now haunts this cemetery, and it can be heard skittering about, using the fingers to run about. People also say there are "Devil Dogs" which haunt and protect this cemetery.
Earliest Burial: 11/03/1853
Latest Burial: 02/01/1863
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