The information provided below has been transferred over from the Mt. Sterling Public Library’s previous website. In order for us to leave the cemetery records that were compiled by *Mary Lou Stivers with the assistance and support of the late *Denny Morris, this page has some things that we cannot delete or edit. Mary Lou and Denny also created the content found in this page including the historical information and photos found within it.
There are several links within the information carried over from the previous website that are no longer working links. These include the Mount Sterling, Ohio link found at the bottom of the paragraph, the Reserve books here link, the website counter at the bottom of the page, and the obsolete email link for the library. Due to our concern to keep this database intact it is not possible to update anything else on the older page. All other links within the old page are still working links. Please disregard the outdated information in the footer of this page as well. The museum has since added their own phone number many years ago.
If you have any questions about any of the working links on this page, please contact Mt. Sterling Community Museum Director, Steve Chambers at 740-869-9305 or email at mtsterlingcommunitymuseum.gmail.com
Mt. Sterling Community Museum is housed in the lower level of the library and offers both an internal entrance through the library main entrance, with a shared elevator for handicap accessibility, or internal stairwell down one flight of steps, and an outside entrance with stairs. The museum is open March through December M-W-F from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The museum also observes all holidays the library does.
*Mary Lou Stivers previously served on the Mt. Sterling Village Council.
*Denny Morris was the first director of the Mt. Sterling Community Museum.
In 2008, Assistant Librarians Rebecca Rector and Melissa Reece completed and caught up all the data entry for all the cemetery records to bring them up to date. Museum Director Denny Morris kept it up to date until his unexpected passing in late 2012. Though the old database cannot be added to, current Mt. Sterling Community Museum Director, Steve Chambers, has kept the records up to date by logging all information on site at the museum since he became director in 2013. Each week he searches the Madison Messenger and Porter-Tidd websites for any local deaths and makes a physical record (3×5 card) for the obituary file in the museum. Quarterly, burial records are received from Pleasant Cemetery and are added into the database, and also burial information from other local cemeteries such as Bethel, Big Plain, Dennison, Pancoastburg, and Yankeetown. Periodically, Pleasant Cemetery provides the museum with a disc containing an Excel spreadsheet of all Pleasant Cemetery burials from 1863 up to 2019 currently.
It is our hope that you find the collaboration between Mt. Sterling Public Library and Mt. Sterling Community Museum offers you a great deal of resources and access to our rich community history. Though the page shown within this page is with some content that is no longer working, the original information is also full of links to rich historical photos and a wealth of information, providing a window into our past.