Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"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, February 20, 2009

Charles and Garnet Limes - Ridgeway Cemetery - Ridgeway, Hardin County, Ohio

Top photograph taken June 1, 1997. Middle photograph taken June 4, 2000. Lower photograph taken October 3, 2004.

Several cleaning trips are sometimes needed to more fully eradicate lichen and tree drippings on some stones. This white marble monument for Charles and Garnet Limes sits under a particuarly "weepy" tree that appears to be a pine. It would be difficult to cut away all of the branches to prevent further dripping on this stone. Repeated visits using soft plastic bristle and plastic scraper cleaning tools and generous rinsing have resulted in improved appearance and readability of the stone.

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