Historic Friendsville Cemetery is one of Medina County’s oldest cemeteries dating back to 1821. Located on Friendsville Road (just south of SR 224), the cemetery is owned and operated by the Westfield Township Trustees.
Currently, the cemetery has three sections:
- The lower section (at the cemetery entrance) is open and active for lot sales and burials
- The upper (or middle) section is our oldest burials, which is preserved and closed for interments
- An additional acre is at the rear of the property for future development
About Friendsville Cemetery
Starting with Fanny Beach, who died September 10, 1821, this historic burial ground is the final resting place to more than 600 people and continues to serve Westfield Township today. The older section (on the hill) and the newer section (near the entrance) comprise over 2 1/2 acres, with another acre yet to be developed.
Veterans of many wars are were laid to rest at Friendsville Cemetery, including three who served in Revolutionary War, seven who served in the War of 1812, and seven who served in the Civil War. There are many more veterans from World Wars I and II, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars.
In addition, several early township settlers are buried at Friendsville Cemetery:
- James Chapman and Warren Brainard, the first men to view the new land known as “Westfield” in 1816
- Eber Mallory, who in 1817 was one of the first settlers in Friendsville. Then known as “Winston’s Corners (corner of Friendsville and Greenwich roads), this was the first settlement in Westfield Township and where many of its earliest settlers are buried