Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
"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, February 27, 2014

Cemetery Preservation News from the Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

The Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society's cemetery preservation project was highlighted in a recent news article from ""


"An on-going project has been to locate and document cemeteries of Scioto County. 

We plan this year to acknowledge the caregivers of the cemeteries and have some “Wanted Posters” for cemeteries that have been forgotten or neglected in the area with “ADOPT A CEMETERY PROGRAM”. 

Do you know a cemetery that needs a little T.L.C. would you or a group like to donate time to cleanup or cut grass? 

Do you know someone who is already doing this? We would like to say “Thank you” to them for their hard work. 

Please let us know and send us an e-mail to We have a member who joined our society because they came to hear our speaker about Gravestone Care. They wanted to learn because they had found a cemetery they had been cleaning up. 

Yes we have some wonderful people who see a need and want to help. We also have wonderful city workers and township officials who care for our cemeteries that need to know we appreciate what they are doing."

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