Rendville Cemetery6411 Main Street
Rendville, Ohio 43730
Rendville Cemetery is an historic cemetery where Rendville residents were buried including Richard L. Davis.
Rendville Cemetery is an historic cemetery where Rendville residents were buried including Richard L. Davis. The secluded cemetery is a reminder of the people who achieved great things in Rendville. Richard L. Davis was a labor organizer and coal miner who settled in Rendville. Initially a member of the Knights of Labor, Davis was one of the founding members of the United Mine Workers of America. Davis is lauded as a unifying force in the UMWA and encouraged black miners to join the organization. Adam C. Powell, Sr. came to Rendville to work in the mines. After a religious awakening, he studied theologian, receiving a degree from Wayland College and Seminary in 1892. Powell then became a civil rights leader, becoming a member of the NAACP and a founding member of the National Urban League. Isaiah Tuppins was the first African American to receive a medical degree in Ohio; he settled in Rendville to practice medicine. He was elected mayor in 1888, becoming the first African American mayor in Ohio. Elected in 1976, Sophia Mitchell was the first African American woman mayor in Ohio.Read More
Notes for Travelers
Get to the cemetery via Highland Street. While a road once existed from downtown Rendville, the road is overgrown.