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."

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sharing a New Blog: "Gehio" -- "Geocaching+History+Ohio = A Tour Of Ohio Valley History"

"Gehio" -- "Geocaching+History+Ohio = A Tour Of Ohio Valley History"  is a new blog featured here under the category of "Miscellaneous Blogs of  Interest" in the right-hand column of links.  
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Thanking "Gehio" for including a new blog post about "Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in Ohio" and a link to this blog in the nice listing of links.
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Below is a sampling of the cemetery-related blog posts to date for you to explore from "Gehio":

"This Blog"

Feb 08, 2012
Geocaching sometimes takes me to interesting and forgotten places that pique my curiosity after scratching the surface a bit. Hillcrest Cemetery, a Cincinnati OH cemetery on Sutton Road in Anderson Township is one of those ...
Sep 15, 2011
His body was thought to be about 1000 ft away next to some old railroad tracks in what was the once weed filled and trash strewn forgotten Fulton Cemetery with no legible tombstones. I actually tried to locate Fulton once to ...
Dec 19, 2013
Cemetery geocaches are some of my favorite hides, especially historical cemeteries. In November 2013 I saw a string of old cemeteries that had no geocaches so I changed that. Brethren Historic Cemetery This cemetery has ...
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"Cemetery geocaches are some of my favorite hides, especially historical cemeteries. In November 2013 I saw a string of old cemeteries that had no geocaches so I changed that."

Brethren Historic Cemetery 
This cemetery has a section with headstones moved from another cemetery but they left the bodies behind.

Willsey Historic Cemetery
One of the many Colerain Township historical cemeteries.

Asbury Historic Cemetery and Chapel
I wasn't able to find much information about this old cemetery and chapel other than it dates back to 1836, the original chapel was destroyed in a storm and was rebuilt in 1868.

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While browsing through the blog posts found on  "Gehio" you'll discover a nice variety of Ohio-themed topics that make for fascinating historical reading; and along the way learn more about the fun connections you can find from  Geocaching.   

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