Exploring almost forgotten gravesites in Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Why Cemeteries are Important | Legacy.com

Sharing Wintry Scenes at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

Thanking Scott Andersen, a member of the Greenfield Historical Society in Greenfield, Ohio, for sharing the two pictures below. 

Scott has led a group of dedicated volunteers from the historical society this past year who have all devoted their time and efforts to properly clean, repair, and re-set fragile original gravestones at the "Old Burying Ground" the early pioneer cemetery in their city where so many of the town's earliest settlers were buried.  

The successful outcome of their work is evident in the scenes below captured on a snow laden yet sun filled day this February:  



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Saving the Compton Family Cemetery -- Sharing a Youtube Video







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Thanking Kevin Maddock for sharing the two photographs below: 


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Gravestones for Charlie S. Weston and Thomas J. Weston

How precious is this scene! 

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WPA Cemetery Plat Map for the West Compton Cemetery
From the Hamilton County, Ohio Recorder's Office