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."

Monday, March 19, 2018

Summer 2018 Cemetery Preservation Events Planned for Green Lawn Cemetery and Ohio History Connection

"Sat. Aug. 25, 2018. 10 am – 3:00 pm" 
$80, $65/Ohio History Connection member.
Advanced registration required by Sat., Aug. 18.

"Come and learn cemetery preservation practices with archaeologist, Krista Horrocks. 
This one day class will discuss cemetery recordation, preservation practices, and research techniques in the morning and in the afternoon you will join us for a hands-on gravestone cleaning workshop at Green Lawn Cemetery."

*"Lunch is included with registration. 

Registration closes Saturday, August 18th.
Be Sure to check out the Ohio History Connection's "Ohio History Learning Lab" Tab on the OHC website for information for upcoming workshop events."

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus Shares Vintage Videos of Past Ceremonies and 150th Anniversary Celebration

If you are a fan of Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio and its history, please be sure to check out the Videos Section of the cemetery's Facebook Page.  Some of the early videos have recently been digitized and posted.
I attended Green Lawn Cemetery's celebration of their 150th Anniversary - 1848 - 1998 on Saturday, September 26th, 1998.  
I donated a binder of family information for my Duvall and Limes ancestors who were buried at Green Lawn Cemetery that I had compiled for that wonderful event.  I was so pleased to hand deliver it.  

(Map of Green Lawn Cemetery)

Now, 20 years later, I learned that the binder was given to the Columbus Metro Library for their collection.  

Thanks to Loraine M. Wilmers, the contents of my binder have been scanned and placed online at the library.:
Below are some of my photos I took during the 150th Anniversary celebrations at Green Lawn Cemetery, and the brochures and flyers that were distributed for it.
Above photo:  
 my friend, Rose Roundhouse of Circleville, who
accompanied me to the 150th Anniversary celebrations
at Green Lawn Cemetery)
(Above copy of Original Record
of Burials on the Lot for Benjamin Penn Duvall