Dublin To Dedicate Rediscovered Historical Black Cemetery

(Dublin, Ohio) — The City of Dublin welcomes the community to a dedication ceremony for the Brown-Harris Cemetery, which was rediscovered during a land survey near Shier Rings Road.

After this historically Black cemetery was uncovered in 2020, the City of Dublin partnered with the Brown and Harris families and engineering firm EMH&T to preserve the site and create a monument that properly illustrates the space’s significance and importance to Dublin’s history.

The June 28 ceremony comes after years of strategic restoration and preservation and coincides with the time of year our country is focused on commemorations and celebrations of Juneteenth and African American history.

“This is such a historic moment for the Dublin community, as descendants of the Brown and Harris families will be in person for this dedication, showing how our history lives on through our present,” says Dublin City Manager Megan O’Callaghan. “We are grateful to have this opportunity to properly remember the families’ ancestors and commemorate this land as part of Dublin’s history in the process.”

Located at 6540 Shier Rings Road, the cemetery includes at least 22 confirmed graves. It was lost in the early 1920s, but the finding of a grave marker from 1854 helped rediscover the land’s true purpose.

Brown-Harris Cemetery Dedication
11 a.m. Friday, June 28
6540 Shier Rings Road, Dublin

Parking Details
To access the cemetery, please follow posted signs adjacent to The Ohio State Outpatient Care Dublin Facility, which is located at 6700 University Blvd.

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Public Information Officer
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