Oakdale Cemetery, which is owned by the Village of Leetonia, is located one half mile south of Leetonia, Ohio on Leetonia-Lisbon Road (County Road 416) on the west side of the road.
The cemetery originally consisted of 10 acres purchased in 1872. The first deed issued by the corporation for lots bears the date of January 13, 1876. 14.10 acres have since been added.
Through community efforts a chapel was started in 1996. The ground breaking began on October 15, 1996 and the dedication was performed on January 19, 1998 and on September 13, 1998, an open house was held.
Ralph E. Dias, who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, is interred here.
Several improvements have been made over the years, including: blacktopped drives, installation of lighting and water lines and in the Spring of 2002, an office was constructed for use by the cemetery clerk.
The oldest grave in our cemetery belongs to Margaret Sitler who passed away July 19, 1822. Her grave is located in Section 4. Margaret was 11 months and 5 days old.
ONLINE MAPPING OF CEMETERY
The following is a link to the online mapping of the cemetery. Please note that this is an ongoing and ever-changing map. This is the initial phase of mapping. This is based on our Section Maps from 2018. We will continue to physically update this map in the Spring by going grave to grave. You can search the internments by name on the top left and it will provide a list of our records. Click the one you would like, and it will show you where in the cemetery the grave is located.
300 East Main Street
Leetonia, Ohio 44431
Phone: (330) 727-7006
Fax: (330) 427-8088
WINTER: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
SUMMER: 8:00 a.m. to DUSK
August Cerrone, Jr.
Barbara D. Knee
Heather Rae Kelm
The Board meets the 4th Monday of the month at 4:45 p.m.
We welcome all inquiries regarding the cemetery, pricing, persons interred here, etc. The Clerk and/or Sexton can be contacted daily to set up an appointment or just come to the cemetery during posted hours.
Oakdale Cemetery honors all veterans by flying a United States Flag that has flown at Arlington National Cemetery at half-staff at time of interment.