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Minerva Cemeteries

Visitor Expectations at Minerva Cemeteries

  • The cemeteries are available to visit from dawn to dusk.

  • Respect the graves by not damaging the graves or decorations.

  • Drive safely and carefully through the cemetery.


Old Minerva Cemetery, also known as Valley St.  Cemetery is located on Valley St. It is the Village’s oldest cemetery. The Pennock family that lived in Minerva, Ohio, are buried at this cemetery.    They formed a partnership to invent a box car to go on trains. Minerva Ann Taylor is also buried at Old Minerva Cemetery.  She is an important person because the town was named after her.


Plaines Cemetery is a burial ground in Columbiana County, one mile east of Minerva. This cemetery used to be called the McKinley Cemetery because the farm across the road was owned by President William Mckinley


East Lawn Cemetery is located in the village of  Minerva by the Minerva Elementary School on Line Street.  East Lawn Cemetery was open in 1803, and is still in use today.

Village Government


The Village is operated by a council-administrator form of government and is elected by the community. The council ensures everyone is served equally.  The administrator builds partnerships among community resources to solve community problems. ​


Minerva Village Council Current Information

Mayor Jim Waller  


 Council Members Include


Mason Boldizar, Elliott Hannen, Tim Tarbet,

also Deputy Mayor and Becky Stoller.


Council Meet Time

The council meets on the second and fourth

Tuesdays of each month. 7:30 p.m. at the village hall at 209 Market St.


All meets open to the public


To contact call: 330-868-7705 


Resources: Village Council Village of Minerva 


New council and mayor take office in January 2020 

Hosteller School, Whitacre Rd.

For the MHS

Senior Class of 2020

Remembering Minerva Area Schools

Pekin School

Hostetler School, Whitacre Rd.

Pekin School

Minerva High School, later Hazen Jr. High

MHS and later Hazen Jr. High (1970)
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