Hidden in the woods of Munroe Falls Metro Park, is a cemetery with hundreds of dead residents. But you wouldn't notice it was a cemetery unless you went off of the nearby trail and into a fenced-in area to look. Only a few headstones remain and the graveyard is rumored to be haunted.
The Summit County Home was a hospital, an elderly home, and it housed mentally challenged and poor people. It was in operation from 1919 to 1970, and eventually demolished in 1980.
Many residents that lived here were indigent and when they died, they were buried in the Summit County Home Cemetery. This cemetery was also utilized by the city of Akron and Summit County. From 1919 to 1948, people were buried in common graves. The graveyard still remains today, although only a few headstones are intact.
One of the only gravestones remaining reads "Unknown Skeletal Remains". People that hike the nearby trail often see strange lights in the woods and many believe that the spirits buried here are not at rest. Explore this poison ivy infested cemetery and you may find a restless ghost wandering the woods looking for a head.
The County Home Cemetery is located in the Munroe Falls Metro Park, at 1088 North Avenue, in Tallmadge, Ohio.
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