Please be advised that all flowers, potted plants or decorations must be removed from the ground from April 1st through November 30th due to the mowing and maintenance of the cemeteries. During the mowing season decorations shall be kept in urns and stone saddles, not on the ground.**


Swanton Cemetery, 7255 Co. Rd. 1-1 (Centerville Road)

Raker Cemetery, Co. Rd. D & Co. Rd. 6-1

Shiloh Cemetery, Co. Rd. 5 & Co. Rd. B

St. John’s Cemetery, Co. Rd. 4 between Co. Rd. D & Co. Rd. C

Keen Cemetery, Co. Rd. 5-2 between Co. Rd. E & Co. Rd. D

If you would like grave sale information, please call the
Administration Office:  419-822-4371

Foundation Rates:

40″x20″24″ – Single – 1/2 yd. concrete – $170.00
80″x20″x24″ – Double – 1 yd. concrete – $290.00

**Price of concrete subject to change per market value. Swancreek Township will assess prices at time of pour.
New foundations are poured in May and October.  If a foundation is poured during another month, there will be an extra charge.

Indigent resident: Resolution #05-46.

In the event a township resident has deceased and is proved to be indigent the township requires a direct cremation at the township’s expense. The cremains will be scattered in the Township’s choice of cemeteries, or the cremains will be given to the family. The option of donating the body to amedical college will also be allowed.

This policy is regulated by Ohio Revised Code #5101.52.1 and #1713.34.

REFUNDS:  For unwanted and unused graves will be made at the cost to the buyer at the time of purchase, per township records.

SALES, resale, or transfers of lots or graves will be made by Swancreek Township, and handled by the Fiscal Officer.

TRANSFERS, of graves will be a charge of $15.00

Any SPECIAL INSTALLATION or extra work will be charged at the rate of the regular base price, plus a $50.00 per hour labor charge, plus any other costs incurred, such as short load on concrete.

Notice must be given to the Township if any REMOVAL OF HEADSTONES are to take place.

Cemetery Rules and Regulations Including Burial Procedures.1


Burial Notice

Swanton Cemetery Map

Raker Cemetery Map

Shiloh Cemetery Map