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."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Levi Ellis - Walnut Creek Cemetery - Perry Township - Fayette County, Ohio

Mariah (Doster) Ellis' stone in the middle and her husband, Levi Ellis' stone at right. Both stones are white marble in much need of cleaning.
Levi Ellis' stone at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio. White marble stone in much need of cleaning.

Owens-Campbell Cemetery - Pickaway County, Ohio

From the Circleville Herald newspaper web site:

"Cemetery clean-up
Published: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Students at Ohio Christian University recently donated their time and muscle to help set stones in Owens-Campbell Cemetery during annual clean-up day. "
More information from the Pickaway County Park District website: