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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"New Life" for Westview Cemetery Also Known as: Hoadley Cemetery or Old Baker Cemetery in Columbia Township, Lorain County, Ohio.

Click on title to read the "Cleveland.com" story that is published online and in the Cleveland "Plain Dealer" today about the Westview Cemetery known also by alternate names:  Hoadley Cemetery, or Old Baker Cemetery.  

The well-written news report with historical background about the Hoadley family buried at Westview Cemetery is from "Plain Dealer" writer, Michael O'Malley.  

Extending my personal thank you to Mr. O'Malley for covering this news about something that happens too rarely these days, but news that is always most welcome indeed - particularly to those of us who care about cemetery preservation.

The details of this story are remarkable and point to a happy ending for the betterment of this small rural cemetery.

So I will leave it to you, the readers of this blog, to discover the heartwarming details for yourself!  
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Per "Find A Grave"

Location:
 
Route 252
Olmsted Falls
Lorain County
Ohio  USA

"Cemetery notes and/or description:
Originally located on a family farm, this cemetery now sits in the middle of Riverside Golf Club. Located on the east side of Route 252, 1/2 mile south of Sprague Road, in the center of Riverside Golf Course.
c. 1816-1912"

"Interactive map and GPS data:
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 41.34873, Longitude: -81.90066"

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