Chestnut Grove Cemetery

You are here Home  > Cemeteries >  Chestnut Grove Cemetery

Chestnut Grove Cemetery was once an Erie burial ground and, since its establishment in 1819, has seen the burial of over 18,000 folks. Twenty-five of them were victims of a local train disaster in 1876. The Pacific Express fell into the river when the bridge collapsed, killing between 80 and 92 and injuring 64. The engineer of the bridge, Charles Collins, is believed to have committed suicide in January 1877. The cemetery has both Collins’ grave and a 70-foot obelisk memorial to the accident victims. Visitors here have reported seeing men and women in late 19th century dress near the monument and a man, presumed to be Collins, kneeling and saying “I’m sorry.”

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Related Videos

    Rate this Haunted Place

    What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

    Geographic Information

    Off Grove Dr
    Ashtabula, OH
    United States

    Get Directions »
    41.8551115, -80.78099079999998
    Ashtabula County, Ohio
    Nearest Towns:
    Ashtabula, OH (0.8 mi.)
    Edgewood, OH (1.3 mi.)
    North Kingsville, OH (5.8 mi.)
    Austinburg, OH (6.9 mi.)
    Jefferson, OH (8.1 mi.)
    Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH (8.9 mi.)
    Geneva, OH (9.3 mi.)
    Conneaut, OH (13.3 mi.)
    Rock Creek, OH (14.1 mi.)
    North Madison, OH (14.3 mi.)


    Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

    Share Your Experiences

    Close Comments

    Comments (4)

    1. Amanda E Beduhn  |  

      How hard is to become ghost H unter? I’ve had experiences but in a house in ashtabula in west 38 which no longer is there.

      • Look online for Paranormal Groups in your area. Most welcome new members and they will show you how to work the equipment and what to look for. A legit group does not ask for compensation to investigate a private location or help a homeowner with a paranormal “problem.” Good luck! It’s interesting, enlightening and rewarding!

    2. Kenneth Sylvester. 4403447755  |  

      The train you heard in your video was just done the road about a half a mile, but yes that’s z haunted place, I’ve been there with Raff s friend if mine and we both seen a black mass floating thru the air, going to the monument. It was a Saturday afternoon.

    3. Richard Scott Turner  |  

      My wife has pictures of full bodied apparitions at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. One of them a little girl hand in hand with an Adult female and carrying a rag doll. When they walk past my wife on their way to the train disaster memorial one women turned her head and said hello to her. The others acted as though they had blinders on , only looking forward. Most people when in a cemetery take time to look around at the stones, but these people didn’t. My wife said she was the only one at the cemetery and no cars pulled in or out while she was there.

    Share Your Comments

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


    Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.