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, January 9, 2009

Walnut Creek Cemetery - Perry Township - Fayette County, Ohio

Photos of Harvey Limes' stone (above) and his mother's stone (Athaliah [Doster] Limes) (below) located in the rear older section at Walnut Creek Cemetery which sits across from Buckeye Hills Golf Course. The cemetery is maintained by the Perry Township Trustees. Walnut Creek is an active cemetery, however, like many older cemeteries contains a large older section with deteriorating gravestones.
The Harvey Limes' stone was once mostly hidden by a large bush. After chopping away the bush, however, rusted weedwhacker marks can now be seen on the stone due to careless grounds workers.