The Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool Ohio is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States. The Riverview Cemetery contains the graves of members of the United States Armed Forces from these wars: Revolutionary, Civil, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Korean, Gulf, and the Iraq War. We have Spanish American war vets, a vet whose marker says Indian Uprisings, and George Grader's marker says A soldier under Napoleon Bonapartt on the field of Waterloo June 18, 1815.
Riverview Cemetery came into being when 60 very successful businessmen banded together in 1882 to start a tri-state cemetery where they, their families and the rest of the citizens could be buried. The old City Cemetery where the Cith Hospital now stands had fallen into great disrepair. They raised $8,000 amongst themselves and found 40 acres of land on a knoll just outside the then limits of the city of East Liverpool. They paid $7,200 for 30 acres of property owned by George Anderson and 10 acres by Josiah Thompson. In 1882 they incorporated Riverview Cemetery Association and hired Joseph Earnshaw, a Cincinnati engineer who had earned a reputation in this architectural area. Following his recommendations Riverview was open for business in 1883.
Chronicle of E. Liverpool History
Use dropdown to select