Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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, April 14, 2010

Restoration of Winchell Cemetery, Franklin Township, Ross County Ohio

Click on title to link to a March 24, 2010 story from the Chillicothe Gazette
about the ongoing restoration work at the Winchell Cemetery.

Abstracted from the story:


"If you have information about or photos of the Winchell Cemetery, call Guy McCorkle at 663-5419."

Wayne County Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society

Click on title to access the website of the Wayne County (Ohio) Cemetery Preservation Society.
This is a great site to visit for those interested in Wayne County, Ohio cemeteries.

From the website of the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society:

"The Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society (WCCPS) is an organization whose purpose is to find, record, photograph, and protect endangered cemeteries. It is a non-profit grassroots effort consisting of hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Activities can include digging, probing to find headstones, deciphering of writing on tombstones, photography, and obtaining genealogical information. Meetings are held once a month, usually at the Wayne County Public Library. WCCPS has a working relationship with the Program in Archaeology at The College of Wooster; students assist in recording and mapping cemeteries, GPS readings, and locating tombstones."