Mystery Series #5, #6, and #7 LbNA # 43438
|Placed Date||Sep 13 2008|
|Last Found||May 1 2016|
|Last Edited||May 6 2016|
“The Washington Township Board of Trustees authorized purchase of Ten Acres of land in 1867 for use as a public cemetery….”
In the heart of historic Centerville, Ohio lies the “New Centerville Cemetery”. The above quote is the opening phrase on the historic marker at the Visitor Center. Check it out! The entrance to the cemetery is nestled in a residential area in the North East quadrant of the Route 48/Route 725 intersection. East of Route 48, 725 is called East Franklin Street. From East Franklin, turn North onto Maple Avenue. Just past East Ridgeway you will see a brick pillar on your right with the legend 68 Maple Avenue; turn in and you have arrived. Parking is pretty much tuck-as-tuck-can onto the grass verge. There is a wider strip of asphalt near the Visitor Center, but no actual parking lot.
Be extra wary as you find and rehide the boxes here. The apartment residents seem to spend a lot of time on their balconies, contemplating the view….
As you enter, turn in on the first quick LEFT and park along the road. Now, face the cemetery and with the apartments behind you, look for the Weller family. They have two large monuments. Near the taller of the two is a boulder trying to upturn an old oak tree. Tucked between is Box #5.
Back in the car, or hoof it less than 5 minutes up the main road through the middle of the cemetery. Find the main intersection, where Sections 1-4 converge. There is an old fashioned pump painted black here. Give it a try, but don’t count on filling your canteen. From the pump, walk into Section 3. Approximately ten paces brings you to a triple-trunk evergreen. Find #6 nestled in its heart.
Return to the pump. At last, the mystery is going to be solved! Turn toward Section 2. Wander in until you find “Broadaway”. Box #7, as well as the breathtaking solution to the mystery, is hidden under Sarah’s end of things.