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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."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Atwater Cemetery in Atwater - Portage County, Ohio - News Story link to Civil War Monument Re-dedication set for Saturday, October 10, 2009

Click on title to link to the story of Sunday, October 4, 2009 seen on Cleveland television station, WKYC, about a Civil War Monument that was struck and knocked down several months ago at the cemetery in Atwater, Ohio that has now been restored. 

The monument at the Atwater Cemetery was erected to commemorate the service and life of John H. Grate, who was the last living Civil War veteran of Portage County at the time of his death. 

Related Links for this story:

Link to Memorial page for John H. Grate on "Findagrave.com":


Link to the Atwater Cemetery's main page on "Findagrave.com":


Link to the "Grate Day" activities planned for Saturday, October 10, 2009 in Atwater, Ohio as found on the website for the Atwater Historical Society:


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