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Republic Cemetery

A train bridge in the little town of Republic passes by a small cemetery. Late at night, mysterious lights are seen on the bridge’s span.

It’s not known whether this has something to do with the railroad, the cemetery, or both.

If you have some more information, please contact me.

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10 Comments

  1. genie

    where is this place?

  2. NikkiS.

    Try Findagrave.com. There are cemeteries listed there and if you can’t find the name within the cemetery, there are volunteers who may accept locating/photographing if you post a request.

  3. On January 4, 1887, a passenger train crashed head-on with a stalled freight train on the tracks near the cemetery. Between the resulting fire and below-zero temperatures, over a dozen people lost their lives (many of whom were burned alive in the destroyed cars). At the time, it was the worst wreck in the history of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

    Within a short time of the accident, reports of a “ghost train” started turning up in local newspapers. A red lantern light–used to signal other trains of danger–appeared several times to trains passing in the area, but it vanished as soon as they stopped.

  4. Kelly Reiter Cholodewitsch

    You need to contact the Scipio Township Trustees. They have the plot information. I will direct the clerk to this site.

  5. LaDonna

    It has been suggested that you contact the Republic Village Office to see if they have a cemetery plat map.

  6. Linda

    You might want to call village office.

  7. Joyce Blaylock

    I would like to know how to find the lot, plot of people in Republic Cemetery?
    William Howard Garland and Lillian Florence Garland. He died 12 April 1936. Sorry I, do not know her birth date or death date.

    Joyce

    • Sorry, but I don’t have any idea how to find someone.

    • Paulette Michener Bockert

      Contact me via email and I will see what I can do for you. I remember a Florence Garland, not sure if it is the same one. Relation to you?

      Paulette

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