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."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Further information about the Mount Tabor Church tour tomorrow - September 27, 2009

Article and photograph below are featured on the front page of the newspaper "The Urbana Daily Citizen"- Urbana, Ohio - in the September 26, 2009 issue:

Note the information provided about the earliest burials at the Mount Tabor Cemetery and the recent restoration work done to the zinc grave markers.  The cemetery contains one of the tallest zinc, "white bronze" markers I have ever seen.

Below is a "before photograph' of the leaning obelisk from "graveaddiction.com" - a wonderful site of cemetery descriptions and gravestone photographs run by Beth Santore: