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, September 11, 2013

Bob Dyer: Hope waning for historic cemetery - Local - Ohio


This newspaper story is about Mount Hope Cemetery in South Akron, Summit County, Ohio.  

One setback after another has befallen Mount Hope thwarting its chances and hope for a turnaround toward a brighter future.  It desperately needs routine maintenance to 'play catch up' with its neglected and largely overgrown grounds to return it to the well kept cemetery it once was. 
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There are 1,989 interments listed for Mount Hope Cemetery on "Find A Grave" with six outstanding gravestone photograph requests. It is 51% photographed at the present time.  

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