Pine Street Cemetery was established in the latter half of the 18th century, circa 1790. The most interesting monuments are those of the original French 500 settlers and Congressman Vinton for whom, in 1850 , Ohio’s Vinton County was named.
Some of the early gravestones remaining in the cemetery today are inscribed with dates of deaths as early as 1815. Many older headstones features epitaphs with warnings to the living or message about the departed. The early stonecutters used icons to convey strong and enduring messages. These sedate symbols of expression took far less space than words.