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."

Friday, July 1, 2011

Re-visiting Butcher Cemetery - North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio

My thanks to Linda Moore who took these two photographs during her recent visit to the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg. 

I have been trying to garner local interest and support for the Butcher Cemetery to continue not only regular maintenance of the grounds, but to also replace five Civil War Veterans grave markers that are there.  Most are barely readable and some are sinking into the ground and are almost out of sight.

Thank you, Linda, for visiting the Butcher Cemetery and providing your photographs which show that so many of the most beautiful tall statue type monuments have become broken into many pieces and crashed onto the ground and are now getting grown over by weeds as they sink out of sight unless restored back to being upright and in one piece as they once were. 

The Butcher Cemetery has 99 burials current listed on Find A Grave. 

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