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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, October 19, 2009

Black River Historical Society of Lorain, Ohio - Tour of Charleston Cemetery in Lorain - Saturday, October 24, 2009

Latest information as of October 19, 2009:

The tour is of the Charleston Cemetery (oldest in Lorain ) located between 6th and 7th Streets in Lorain and not far from the Museum.
Cost for the hayride is $5.00/person.

The Ghost Watch is currently sold out with tours at 7:00 – 9:00; 9:30 – 11:30 and Midnight – 2:00 a.m. – cost for this is $25.

However, if we get additional requests for the Ghost Watch we may schedule another date with the ORBS – Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits.

The Fortune Teller is $10 for ten minutes.
Food ranges between $1 - $2. and includes Chili, Hot Dogs, Cider, Donuts, S’mores and Coffee. We will also have a bonfire with a storyteller.
Thank you.
Cheryl Deptula
Black River Historical Society

All outside fun begins at 6:00pm until 9:00pm in the backyard of the Black River Historical Society, 309 W 5th St.,Lorain, OH.
Call 440-245-2563 for more information."
Link below to Charleston Cemetery on"Findagrave.com" where  36 interments are currently listed. 
 The title page offers an in-depth history of the Charleston Cemetery including the fact that it was originally known as the Bank Street Cemetery.  It is the oldest cemetery in the City of Lorain.


Maple Grove Cemetery - Rush Township - Champaign County, Ohio

Read below comment from Ralph Lowell Coleman, Jr. about the "North Lewisburg Cemetery" post card:


A very nice treasure! I recognize the spot where the camera probably sat...just west of the "Precinct Vault" and slightly to the north. The view is toward the southeast. There are graves now where we see an open hillside, and where the first few lines of spectators are standing.


Click on Title to access Maple Grove Cemetery on "Findagrave.com" where  currently 161 burials are listed with varying amounts of individual information. 

Thank you for sharing, Ralph!