Maple Grove Cemetery is a 40 acre site laid out by our Victorian ancestors in 1886. Maple Grove invites a stroll through late 19th century and early 20th century tastes and fashions. Towering monuments, ornate private mausoleums and dedicated military memorials invite a winding afternoon stroll. A little knowledge of history will demonstrate that Dover, though a “sleepy town,” was very much a part of world events. For example, many graves at Maple Grove date to the 1918 flu epidemic which swept the globe at the time of World War One.
Also interred at Maple Grove Cemetery are numerous children who sadly passed away while residents of the old orphans home on Tuscarawas Avenue. When the orphanage was demolished, bodies of children interred on the grounds were moved to Maple Grove, where today a simple, poignant stone marks their resting place.
Though interments are still conducted at Maple Grove, no plots are available for purchase. Visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds sunup to sunset. Offices are located at Dover Burial Park.