West Oro Baptist Church Cemetery

OGS Number: 3595

Address: 1058 Bass Lake Sideroad West, Oro-Medonte
Directions: 350 m east of Line 4 North, north side
Geographic Twp: Oro Con 5 Lot 5

Condition: Active.
Size: 64 Stones

Office: West Oro Baptist Church Cemetery Board
1827 Line 4 North, R.R. 1,
Shanty Bay, Ontario L0L 2L0
(705) 726-2366

Publications: West Oro Baptist Church Cemetery;
Barrie, Ontario: Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 2006.

“ West Oro Baptist Church”
Monumental Transcriptions Vol 1, Central North Simcoe County;
Extracted, edited and indexed by Eldon D. Weber
Toronto, Ontario: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1977.

A date board on the church indicates it was opened in 1868. The earliest recorded death was that of John Poole on Dec. 7, 1884 ae 67 years.

“In 1870, land was purchased from Mr. Colberry to build a church. Blocks and planks were used for seats. Later, the planks were used to make the seats that are still being used. A hand made pulpit was in use for many years. Services were held in this century church until 1976 when the new Baptist church was completed in the village {Edgar}. A manse was built in 1984 close to the new church.”

Based on information from:
The Story of Oro, Second Edition, The Township of Oro, 1987.

Photo - West Oro Baptist Church Cemetery

Photo by John F. Wright, 2005

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