Cemetery Plots

Cemetery, hill with headstones
Two men mounting cemetery headstone obelisk
Cemetery grassy knoll

The Western Star Cemetery is located in a rural setting on the East side of Medina Line Road. It is near the former hamlet of Western Star, which was located at the intersection of South Medina Line and Greenwich Roads. The cemetery is maintained by the City of Norton.

Cemetery Statistics 2023


The oldest section of the Western Star Cemetery has been closed to burials since 1959. In that section, there are some very old graves of veteran soldiers from the Wars of 1776, 1812, World Wars I and II. The earliest known burial is of Seth Lucas, who died on September 5, 1815 at the age of 49 years. Read a History of Events (PDF).

Surveying & Plotting

In September, 1987, surveying and plotting of the northern section of the cemetery was completed by registered surveyors. This section was divided into standard lot sections of 90 lots, with three to four graves per lot. An infant section was created with 40 graves and a cremations section with 64 graves. These lots and grave plots are available for purchase and burial purposes, per City ordinance, which sets the fees.

Cemetery Plot Sales

Cemetery plots are still available for purchase. Please, call the Norton Administration Building for more information and pricing, (330) 825-7815.