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."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spotlighting Carroll County, Ohio and Some of Its Early Cemeteries and "Why The Preservation of Our Cemeteries is Important" by Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians of Ohio

Carroll County, Ohio -- Its history awaits us through the study of the lives of those who rest in peace at its pioneer cemeteries -- and the importance of preserving their stories and gravesites for future generations. 

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The current Carroll County, Ohio tourism publication:  "Out and Around Carroll County - Summer 2014 - Spring 2015" issuepages 4 through 6  spotlights historical information about three older Carroll County cemeteries and a lone simple stone marker.  The brief histories are written by Christine M. Irvin (Malachi Marketing - Sarh Tatman Grezlik), and provide a glimpse into the past for those interred at the following:

Amsterdam Cemetery 

Augusta Cemetery

Carter Cemetery

Stone for Harry Downing

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Pages 5 and 6 contain the feature article written by Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians of Ohio entitled:  

"Why the Preservation of Our Cemeteries is Important." 

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