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."

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Reminder: Upcoming Gravestone Guardians of Ohio Presentation May 4 - 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. - The Briggs Public Library in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

 From Mark, the Gravestone Guardian:
Lawrence County, Ohio

Earles (Old Symmes Creek Church) 
 "This small cemetery with a nearby Baptist Church has burials that date back to the 1820’s & could easily go back further. I would love to know more but, not much information has been posted concerning this cemetery or its church history. One thing is very evident; it is in very run-down condition & in need of much help. My guess would be that it is about an acre in size & contains 50-100 years’ worth of burials & was most likely attached to the church, whatever the denomination may have been or is over the years."
 "Come to my lecture @ the link below this Saturday in Ironton & learn more about what to do about cemeteries in this condition."
Gravestone Guardians of Ohio 
(Briggs Lawrence County Public Library)

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