Cemetery maintenance is an ongoing task for the Trustee's office. Major projects are continuing at both King and Chester cemeteries. King cemetery, one of the oldest in Wayne County, was recently restored by the township. Decades of neglect left the cemetery in serious disrepair. Many headstones were broken and in need of repair. Many were leaning against trees, fallen on the ground or even buried. Cemetery now stands as a proud reminder of our township's heritage. Many hours of research and documentation have went into project. Careful records have been created to preserve data of both King and Chester cemeteries.
Recent land purchase at King cemetery will provide much needed burial space for the township. Chester cemetery is near capacity and township needed more space. King will now provide enough space for years to come. New roads and fencing are now in place at the cemetery. Burials will soon begin at the expanded King.
Chester has also had many recent improvements. A new fence along the south side of the cemetery was constructed last spring. A new gravel drive with small visitor parking area was also added. This was a much needed feature for visitors of the cemetery. The trustee has organized several stone cleaning events at the cemetery. She and volunteers take time on a Saturday to carefully clean as many stones as time permits. This is crucial in maintaining the cemetery. Ground care and maintenance are handled by the trustee's office as well.
In 2020 Our office also added Ridge cemetery and Hoover Bulla cemetery to our list of cemeteries we care for. They both were out of money to continue on their own and as statute reads we must now care for them. They will receive the same services as King and Chester.
~King cemetery is now open and has several hundred available plots. Please visit KINGCEMETERY.com for information~
Chester Cemetery 2018