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, March 20, 2009

Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio

An inside the stone fence view of a partially completed section of the reconstructed stone wall enclosing the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio. You can see the stones and partial stones that have been reset within the framework of the wall itself.

Above is a link to my Facebook page for the Old Burying Ground photographs that were submitted to me by Earlene Scott of Greenfield, Ohio. (Click title)

Earlene has worked tirelessly on many fronts to spearhead all of the efforts of restoring the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio.

Thank you, Earlene, for all you and other volunteers have done and continue to do to preserve tombstones that have broken and fallen from their original burial locations in this early pioneer cemetery.
Quoting Earlene:
"Workers salvaged pieces and parts of tombstones and framed them within the wall so that they were preserved and could still be part of the cemetery. These pieces were lost from their graves thru the years and were stored. This project has allowed the wall to become a living memory for those early settlers and citizens."

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