Municipality of Bayham

Otter Valley Cemetery

This cemetery once served the Otter Valley Settlement, which was later known as McCurdy’s Corners. Never a large settlement, it revolved around Mcurdy’s Mill and was once the site of a religious dispute that let to bloodshed. It is located on Tunnel Road and contains the graves of Henry (also called Harry) Edison (1800-1883), his wife, Caroline Harris (1808-1911). Deborah’s husband, Thomas Blain (1848-1832), is also buried there with their two daughters, Carrie Blain, wife of Dr. J.H. Hoover (1872-1929), and Mary (1874-1916). Rachel’s husband, George Blain (1845-1912), is buried there as well.
 
This quiet, treed location makes this cemetery hard to spot but a wonderful place to visit. It is well-kept, although the stones have been moved from their original location to this central area for the sake of maintenance and preservation. The driveway to the right of the cemetery is the best place to park; just ignore the no trespassing signs as they do not apply to those visiting the cemetery.

 

 

Otter Valley Cemetery

A:  56651 Tunnel Line

Vienna, ON N0J 1Z0