Cleveland Metroparks Connections at Harvard Grove
I enjoy exploring cemeteries, especially really old ones with gigantic trees and weathered stones. Over the past year, I have developed and led tours of a few of the City of Cleveland cemeteries including Harvard Grove which is on Lansing Avenue in Slavic Village. There are a number of people residing at Harvard Grove who have Cleveland Metroparks connections.
William Wheeler Williams (1760-1831) is located in a family plot in Section 3. He was reinterred at Harvard Grove as he passed 50 years before the cemetery opened in 1881. Williams was one of the earliest settlers in the Western Reserve and opened the first mill here at Mill Creek Falls in 1799. The falls are now part of Garfield Reservation.