Little history has been available about the Ferron City Cemetery. According to the records, one of the first burials in the cemetery was that of Marion Wrigley and took place in 1881. As was the case with most pioneer towns, Ferron suffered from typhoid and diphtheria epidemics. Typhoid broke out in the fall of 1885 and by the following spring word came that two had died of diphtheria. By the end of that week the disease had taken a total of thirteen lives. Many of the early graves were those of children. Some families buried several children in a matter of days or weeks. Many of these early graves had only small handmade markers to mark the sacred resting-place of loved ones. Some of thesegraves remain unmarked today.
Ferron City Cemetery is a sacred and hallowed ground. As you walk through our cemetery we hope that you will feel the peace and tranquility of this special place. May your mind return to the fond memories you have of your loved ones and may you come back often to keep the love and memories alive.
Cemetery Rules and Regulations:
In helping to maintain the beauty of the cemetery we ask that individuals do not attempt to landscape individual lots.
Ordinance 7-5-6B States:
plant shrubs or trees upon any lot or lots, street, alley or walkway in the cemetery or to grade the ground or land thereof without first obtaining approval from the city council and cemetery grounds keeper.
We also ask that you do not drive trailers into the cemetery. The roads are narrow and it is difficult to turn them around without running over the corner plots. For more information, contact city hall.