Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
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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."


A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spotlighting the Dean Cemetery in South Salem, Ross County, Ohio - Before and After Photos - and an Update from Scott Andersen on His November Clean Up.



From Scott - November 14, 2012:

Photo of Scott from a previous Dean Cemetery Visit

 "A comparison, taken from pretty much the same spot.  


If you look at the branches in the trees, you'll find many of the same shapes. 
 
Had the big bon fire out there last week.  Did not inhale any poison ivy fumes, although a truck load of that nasty stuff went in the fire.  
 
Sitll a long way to go, but it's looking like an open space instead of a jungle."
 
Before burn area photograph of the Dean Cemetery
 
 After burn area photograph of the Dean Cemetery
 
Currently, 25 interments are listed for the Dean Cemetery on "Find A Grave." 
 
Only six memorials lack gravestone photographs.  
 
Scott has posted all of the gravestone photographs for the stones he has found at the Dean Cemetery thus far. 
 

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