Saturday, March 1, 2014

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of Bridgetown Cemetery.  We celebrated 150 years of service to Green Township, Cheviot, and the Western Hills areas of Cincinnati in 2014.  It is our hope that you will find everything you need located here.  For further information, please contact the Cemetery office at 513-574-0360

***Attention***
Weather permitting, our grounds crew will begin our annual spring grounds clean up in March 2015.  Any artificial flowers, Christmas, Halloween, and summer decorations that appear to be faded or in an unsightly condition will be removed.  Please remove these items if you would like to keep them.  If you would cannot make it to the cemetery due to inclement weather, please contact the office at 513-574-0360 to arrange for one of our groundskeepers to remove your items and hold them until you can make it in.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in helping to keep our cemetery neat and clean in appearance!

***Weather Notice***
Please be aware that our roads may become snow covered and icy during the winter months.  If this happens, please do not risk an accident as we have several hills that can become quite treacherous during bad winter weather very quickly.  While our groundskeeper does plow our roadways, blowing snow, refreezing water, and overnight snow can create hazardous conditions quickly.  Please refrain from using cemetery roads if they appear snow covered.  Thanks for your help!


150th Anniversary Dedication
On June 21st, 2014, Bridgetown Cemetery hosted a ceremony marking the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the cemetery, the refurbishing of our historic receiving vault, and commemorated the memories of the over 30 Civil War veterans buried in the grounds with a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps.  The guests included local and state politicians, community members, Boy Scouts, Green Township and Westwood Historical Society members, and the Green Township VFW Post 10380.  Guests also brought items to be placed in a time capsule which will be buried next to the receiving vault and will be opened in 2064, the Bicentennial of the cemetery.  We hope you enjoy the pictures posted below.

Our refurbished Historic Receiving Vault

The assembled guests listen to a speaker at the ceremony
Rev. David Bucey, Pastor of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, leads the ceremony guests in a prayer

Plaque on refurbished vault is unveiled

Unveiled Plaque on refurbished vault

Guest Speaker Peter Rebold addresses the guests
21 gun salute honoring war veterans buried in the cemetery
A bugler from the Green Twp VFW plays taps, honoring the veterans buried at the cemetery
Ceremony guests write messages to be included in time capsule