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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."

Monday, May 11, 2009

Britton Chaffin Cemetery Update - New Holland, Ohio

Pages 30 - 35 of the Summer 2009 issue of "The Fayette Connection" - Volume #28, #2, newsletter of the Fayette County, Ohio Genealogical Society, offer an in-depth look complete with several "in-progress" photographs of the restoration efforts conducted by Eagle Scout, Bryan Roberts of Troop #112.

Bryan has published his book "Eagle Scout project, August 2008" about his restoration work at the Britton Chaffin Cemetery. A copy has been donated to the Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House, Ohio.


Click on the the title of this blog to access the Carnegie Public Library's information about Bryan's book.


Currently, a map for the Britton Chaffin cemetery exists on the website: "Findagrave.com," however, no burials are listed.



Link below to the Fayette County, Ohio Genealogical Society's website (Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society):