Near 7790 Scipio Road, 0.2 mile north of U.S. 24 and the old Wabash-Erie Canal. A small 19th-century cemetery near the Ohio border. A bridge no longer crosses the Maumee River.
Earliest date 1861, about 50 headstones including Civil War veterans. Not in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.1619 Longitude 84.8117 puts you in the field just south of the tombstones. Built near the home of Ulrich Saylor, a Maryland native who arrived in Maumee Township in 1836 and bought a lot near the Wabash & Erie Canal lock No. 1, the eastern most lock. He built a store and post office at the site and later became the lock's chief operator. Visitors can see remanants of the canal on the south side of U.S. 24. Discussed in Grave secrets Old cemeteries offer history lesson, scenic views by Devon Haynie published July 19, 2009 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. An Allen County Public Library account is needed to read the article online through the ProQuest web site.