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."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 Starting at 8:00a.m. -- Date and Time for the Next Cemetery Preservation Work Session at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

From the Greenfield Historical Society in Greenfield (Highland County) Ohio. 

For the next work session at the Old Burying Ground.:
"Upcoming Work Session"
"Our next scheduled work session will be:
August 19th beginning at 8:00 a.m."
"How Can YOU Help?"

"Join us for an upcoming work session. You can stay as long as you like. We will help you get started if you have not participated previously. Tasks range from cleaning stones, straightening stones, recording information, etc. We post our scheduled sessions on the GHS website calendar and through communications such as this email."
"Did You Know . . .

We continue to document the burials in the Old Burying Ground so we can more easily find names/dates etc. It is a work in progress but has already revealed some interesting information, such as:
Veterans of 5 Wars are buried in the cemetery:

•Revolutionary War (1)
•War of 1812 (10)
•Civil War (24)
•Spanish American War (1)
•WWII (1)
More interesting information will be obtained by studying this list as it evolves and improves."
The Greenfield Historical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1949 and exists to further historical preservation and education in Greenfield, Ohio, and the surrounding area.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Preserving a Cemetery Means Preserving its History - Both are Happening at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, the South Central Ohio Preservation Society held their quarterly meeting at the Greenfield Historical Society's Grain and Hay Building AND at the Old Burying Ground where so much history is being restored and preserved for the future through the efforts of many volunteers who are cleaning, repairing, and re-setting grave markers of all types and monuments.  

It is my pleasure to share below the link to the recap of the details of the meeting and photographs, which include several taken at the Old Burying Ground, among other pertinent links.:

Be sure to check back often for newly listed memorials posted on "Find A Grave" to read and learn more about additional early Greenfield area settlers who were buried at the Old Burying Ground.  

In the past week, five new memorials were posted
(Various Photos of the Old Burying Ground below by Linda Ellis - 2016)