Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio


"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, December 1, 2022

"Holiday wreaths to be laid at Lorain County Cemeteries - December 17 2022" - by Jason Hawk - "The Elyria Chronicle Telegram" - Published November 30 2022

Sharing this link to "The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram" article published on November 30th by Jason Hawk that includes a listing of the Lorain County cemeteries where wreaths will be placed at veterans gravesites on December 17, 2022 for Wreaths Across America Day, which is an annual event held nationwide. See this article for all of the specifics for the times for each cemetery.

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This is a must-read spotlight story if your interest is in Lorain County cemeteries! 

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Sharing a link to "Find A Grave" cemeteries located in Lorain County.

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Sharing a link to the national website of "Wreaths Across America". 

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sharing a link to this article by The Toledo Blade by Matt Markey.: "The Outdoors Page: Tiny cemeteries dot the area landscape" - Posted November 26, 2022

Sharing this article from "The Toledo Blade" by Matt Markey celebrating the importance of lost and forgotten cemeteries and that they should be preserved and protected.  Focusing on those that exist in the Ohio counties shown below in particular.:

"Lucas County has about 73 cemeteries, Wood County hosts around 78, while Ottawa County's burial sites number roughly 48, and Fulton County has close to 80. The exact numbers are not in dispute — they just are not known since the small plots, the family graveyards, and long-since abandoned sites are not all found on a map or a deed."
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Also, learn more about the Lucas County Cemeteries Historical Association from this link

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Lucas County, Ohio Cemeteries as listed on "Find A Grave."
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