Freedom Township has two cemeteries. Freedom West Cemetery is on Asbury Road, north of S.R. 303. Drakesburg Cemetery is located on Nichols Road, south of S.R. 303. The Township also has several early private burial grounds. The first death in Freedom was Emeline Paine in 1820. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paine, born in 1818, and was fatally scalded. Six men either lived or are buried here who served in the Revolutionary War. Three men were in the War of 1812, one was in the Mexican War, and sixteen lost their lives in the Civil War. Many men from Freedom Township served in other wars. Visit the Veterans' Memorial located on S.R. 700 near the Town Hall.
Attached are revised Cemetery Regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees on December 30, 2010 and amended on October 6, 2011.
For information on purchasing grave sites, please contact Charlie VanSteenberg, Cemetery Sexton, at 330.527.7414.