Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Greene County Public Library has offers on-line mapping of county cemeteries

Information below quoted from the website of the Greene County (Ohio) Public Library:

"Cemeteries – Greene County, Ohio
Did you know that there are more than 130 cemeteries in Greene County?
Greene County Cemetery Map shows the approximate locations of all known cemeteries, including many cemeteries that are no longer in active use."

"Serving Greene County, Ohio with locations in Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Cedarville,Fairborn, Jamestown, Xenia and Yellow Springs"

On-line networks are sources for cemetery preservation groups

A reminder that checking popular sites such as "facebook" where cemetery preservation groups exist and offer open membership is one method of using the internet as a tool.

Utilizing Google searches, checking blogs such as Gravemappers and the Graveyard Rabbit offer an almost limitless scope of information that can help in various areas affecting cemetery or tombstone restoration.