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."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Update on Ridgelawn Cemetery in Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio

Today, WKYC, the Cleveland NBC affiliate television station, reported during their 6:00p.m. newscast an update concerning recent mowing having been done at Ridgelawn Cemetery (incorrectly stated/written as "Roselawn") in preparation for Memorial Day activities.
The City of Elyria owns three cemeteries which are listed below (taken from the city's website) Please note that Ridgelawn is the city's oldest cemetery and the website states burials going back to the 1700s:

Cemeteries
Brookdale
N. Murray Ridge
Ridgelawn

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