Contact Info

Woodville Township
321 East Main Street
P.O. Box 121
Woodville, OH 43469

Phone: (419) 849-2492
Fax: (419) 849-2399

Meeting Information: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Office located at the Fire Station

Sugar Creek Cemetery

Sugar Creek (Collins) Cemetery is the oldest burying ground in Woodville Township and is located about two miles east of Woodville on US 20 (which was known as the Maumee & Western Reserve Road) on the banks of Sugar Creek.


In 1826, C.B. Collins, who was the grading superintendent for the turnpike, purchased 304 acres on the north side of the Maumee & Western Reserve Road. When Mrs. Collins died in 1836, Mr. Collins established a one-acre burial ground on the west side of the creek.


Collins sold his property and left the area. The cemetery was next mentioned in a deed dated 1844 when 143 acres of this ground was passed from the estate of John Currier to Michael McBride. The deed included a “one acre parcel appropriated or donated for a public burial ground.” In 1862, C.H. Damschroder sold another ½ acre of land to Woodville Township to be used in the Sugar Creek burial grounds.


The cemetery was used by many of the early pioneers, and the last burial was Angelina Friar in 1878. Today most of the grave markers have disappeared and only a few burial sites can be identified.