Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012

"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, October 14, 2012

Spotlighting "Interment.net" -- Children's Home Cemetery - Marietta, Washington County, Ohio

Click on title to link to the recently revised listing of the interments at the Children's Home Cemetery in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio as posted on the website:  "Interment.net."  Records were compiledand updated by Julie Witkowski, per the website.  

Excerpted from the information posted on the "Ineterment.net" website:

"Lat: 39° 26' 32"N, Lon: 81° 27' 20"W

Contributed by Julie Witkowski, Sep 10, 2012, last edited Oct 11, 2012 [jfwski@hotmail.com]. Total records = 77.
This burial site is behind the County Health Bldgs at the corner of Muskingum Drive and Colegate Road. To reach this cemetery, follow the two track road up a hill behind the building. (Note it is a very steep climb.) Once at the top you will need to walk a ways to the area where the marker is.
All names have been recorded. Only the bronze monument/plaque remains. There are no individual markers left. The area has a fence around it and is mowed.
I completed this transcription Sep 10, 2012."
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The Childrens Home Cemetery is also listed on Find A Grave where a few photographs are also posted.  Julie Witkowski is also a member of "Find A Grave" where you can find her public profile as a contributor.

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