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Eleazer's Cache Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

larryc43230: I visited the cache site today, and not only has the fine old tree been turned to sawdust, but I couldn't find another spot I thought appropriate to use as a new hiding place. Archiving this cache, and hoping that another cacher will place a new cache that brings more folks to this wonderful old cemetery.

Hidden : 04/09/2007
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1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache was placed in conjunction with the 2007 Central Ohio Geocachers C.I.T.O. event held on April 14, 2007. The cache is located on the grounds of Copeland Cemetery, which is maintained by Genoa Township, but it is not located near any graves.

As with all cemeteries, please be respectful of the area and of any gatherings you might encounter.

Parking is prohibited at the end of Yankee Street. There is space for parking near the cemetery entrance.

Copeland Cemetery, also known as the Curtiss Cemetery, is one of the oldest in Genoa Township. Many of Delaware County's pioneers are buried here. The grave of Dr. Eleazer Copeland holds a place of honor near the rear of the historic cemetery. Dr. Copeland, a native of Vermont, came to Delaware County in the early 19th Century and settled in Galena, then called Zoar (the village changed its name to Galena in 1834 when it applied for a post office; it was discovered at that time that there was already a village of Zoar in Tuscarawas County). A true Renaissance man, he taught English grammar while teaching himself Greek and Latin, and many times served as a translator in these languages. He then studied medicine, at a time when physicians were mostly self-trained, and eventually became one of the most prominent citizens in the area in those early years of settlement. He died from accidental drowning in Big Walnut Creek in 1834.

The cache is a small plastic vial which once held diabetes test strips. You will need your own writing utensil to sign the log. Please replace the container as you found it.

PLEASE NOTE: Reconstruction of the culvert just north of the approach to the cache location has been completed, and the cemetery can now be accessed easily from either the north or the south. In addition, the road leading to the cemetery is once again accessible, and the previously-posted parking coordinates are no longer needed.

My thanks to dreamer'sspykids for hiding the original cache in this cemetery, "Copeland Cache."

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Congratulations to carlin462 for the FTF!
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