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."

My thank you to the Gravemappers Blog!!

Thank you, JoLyn (administrator of the blog "Gravemappers") for so kindly featuring the story of the Friends (Quaker) Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio and this cemetery's subsequent preservation and recognition by the community as being the historical site that it is. Countless local residents have been committed to saving the Friends Cemetery.

If you haven't visited the Gravemappers blog lately, please take a moment to do so and read the links to other blogs as well. There just might be some information that will help you with your quest to preserve a cemetery special to you!