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Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery

Johnson Island Causeway, Marblehead, OH 43440
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RIP Heroes and thank you for your service!

This cemetery is on a small residential island. First, there is a $2 toll to get onto the island... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Jesse R
Houston, Texas
Very Interesting History

This is a cemetery for Confederate prisoners of war. It is a solemn place with a statue of a... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
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“dollar bills” (5 reviews)
“pow camp” (4 reviews)
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Johnson Island Causeway, Marblehead, OH 43440
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This cemetery is on a small residential island. First, there is a $2 toll to get onto the island and the kiosk/gate only takes $1 bills. Johnson Island, Ohio, was Civil War Prison for Confederate soldiers and USA Fort Site. Although it's not hard to...More

1  Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This is a cemetery for Confederate prisoners of war. It is a solemn place with a statue of a confederate soldier looking to the water. This is on a small island and there is a $2 toll to get on the island.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I'm glad is searched for area attractions while visiting the Marblehead Lighthouse and area and found info for this (Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery). Interesting and full of history! A guard/ranger/security? person was there and came outside while I was there. We talked a few minutes...More

1  Thank BMustang17
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A little hard to find and you must pay a toll to get on the island, but totally worth it! Beautiful cemetery and memorial site. The kids could even see Cedar point!

1  Thank Sarahawendel
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

There is a $2 toll to cross the bridge and the machine only takes $1 bills so be sure to have cash handy. It was a really interesting little historical site, glad we stopped.

1  Thank Sara N
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a small memorial & cemetery. It is a pretty drive to the island, and a sad but interesting walk around. Nicely maintained & groomed.

Thank giddie2
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting historical site for those interested in the Civil War. Didn't realize the North had Confederate pow camps in the area.

Thank W2800ZPdant
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I was not aware of this cemetery until I came across mention of it in "Weird Ohio". Went to see it on a recent trip to the Lake Erie area and it was small, simple, and extremely moving. Keep an eye peeled for the causeway...More

5  Thank linnalu
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

If you're on Marblehead looking for something to do and you enjoy history go visit the Confederate Cemetery. You'll have to pay $2.00 to get onto Johnson's Island but it's worth it. A well manicured cemetery with with historical markers explaining the history of this...More

3  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the site by boat. It is remarkable it is still well maintained. It is between two homes on Johnson Island sand I am sure the ghosts are enjoying the beautiful view.

Thank Donna S
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Angie T
1 August 2017|
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Response from Shelly S | Reviewed this property |
It costs $2.00 cash (only) to drive across the causway. The machine that lets you onto the island will only take dollar bills so be sure to take a few dollars with you.
17 July 2017|
Response from Jonathan S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anything posted but there is a fence. I am sure daylight hours only because of people messing with graves on such a somber place.