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, September 23, 2009

Mount Tabor Church and Cemetery - Salem Township, Champaign County, Ohio - Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2p.m. to 4p.m.

Per the "Urbana Daily Citizen" newspaper, on page B-8 of September 23, 2009, a public event will be held at the Mount Tabor Church in Salem Township, Champaign County, Ohio (located south of SR 507 on the east side of SR 245) from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2009 to celebrate the restoration efforts completed at the beautiful red brick Mount Tabor Church. 

An afternoon of "music and fellowship" along with speakers and refreshments will be offered by the Champaign County Preservation Alliance. 

Adjacent to Mount Tabor Church is the Mount Tabor Cemetery. 

Click on title to link to Mount Tabor Cemetery on "Findagrave.com" which currently lists 265 burials.  

The website of "graveaddiction.com" also contains interesting information about Mount Tabor Cemetery including photographs of the Ohio Historical Society Marker located on the property, and several "zinc gravestones," which I also refer to as being "white bronze" markers.

The Mount Tabor Church and Cemetery are fascinating sites to visit and this coming Sunday would be an ideal time to see both.

Link to the Champaign County Preservation Alliance:


Plat Map of (North) Lewisburg in 1857 in Rush Township, Champaign County, Ohio

Click on Title to access the government website for The Village of North Lewisburg

Click on 1857 plat map below for a larger view of (North) Lewisburg, Ohio

Two cemeteries are wholly within the Village of North Lewisburg's boundaries, the Butcher AKA Walnut Grove Cemetery on Tallman Street, and the Friends (Quaker) Cemetery on the property of the former Friends Church on Winder Street. 
Findagrave.com link to Butcher Cemetery:

Findagrave.com link to Friends Cemetery:

Greenfield, Ohio - Upcoming History Day on October 3, 2009

Click on link to read details about the upcoming "History Day" in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio. 
The activities will take place in Greenfield on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. 

Included in the program will be the dedication of the stone wall at the Old Burying Ground by the Travellers Rest in Greenfield at 11:00a.m. 

"The wall has been rebuilt by John Daugherty and his crew along with volunteers from the community. John and his crew will be honored during the dedication."

The Travellers Rest is located at:
Jefferson Street and McArthur Way