Glen Forest Cemetery West


4445 US Rt 68 N.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Office Hours, 937-477-0597.

Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 4 PM. 

Saturday by appointment only. 

Holiday office hours: See About.

Visiting Hours

Monday through Sunday, 8 AM – 6 PM.

Summer Visiting Hours: (May 01—August 31): Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 8PM. Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM – 6 PM.


All graves are $600 each. Cost of opening and closing a grave is $650 Monday through Friday and $750 on Saturday. 


Glen Forest has served the community with dignity and respect for over seven generations and is a part of Yellow Spring’s history. Our Village’s rich history and tradition are beautifully preserved among acres of towering trees, and winding roadways. Yellow Springs and Miami Township families from all walks of life including such notables as Mills, Fess, Gaunt, Adoff and Hamilton have entrusted Glen Forest to preserve their unique family history.

Glen Forest serves families representing all religions, cultures, and walks of life in a tradition of compassion, integrity, and excellence. Glen Forest will continue to provide future generations a place of beauty and respect to treasure the memories of those who have gone before.


This tract of land was originally a part of the Elisha Mills estate which was bequeathed to his son, Judge William Mills.

According to a statement of Mr. Samuel Cox, the first burial in Glen Forest was about the year 1823, being the body of a girl, a member of an immigrant family which was passing along the old stagecoach road on the west side of the present cemetery. The death occurred in the moving wagon which had stopped by the side of the road near what is now the west gate of the cemetery. Burial was made under a tree in the dense forest which then covered this land. Unfortunately there is no marker at this grave and the name of the family has been forgotten.

By the generous permission of Judge Mills, other burials were made on this plat and, in the course of years, the place naturally became public burial ground.

Captain Thomas C. Hirst states that his family lot was purchased from Judge Mills in the year of 1857, which fact is evidence that the cemetery was controlled by private interest at the time.

In the year 1873 the Village Council paid Judge Mills a nominal price for his personal interest in the cemetery tract, and thus the entire management was transferred to the Village.

In the following years, the immediate care of the grounds was under the charge of C.H. Ellis, whose efficient management and excellent taste in beautifying the cemetery have been greatly appreciated by the public.

An April 21, 1921, the Village Council transferred the cemetery to new management, The Glen Forest Cemetery Association.

After over 91 years of service to the residents of Yellow Springs and Miami Township, the Glen Forest Cemetery Association decided to disband, and the operation and maintenance has been assumed by the Board of Trustees of Miami Township as of January 01, 2013.

Glen Forest Cemetery continues to provide its service within the reach of persons of every income. Offering every type of burial option, styles of memorialization and the new Glen Forest Columbarium option, Glen Forest is proud to serve Yellow Springs and Miami Township residents with care, consideration, and convenience.


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