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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."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Spotlighting "Adopt A Tombstone" - Fairview Park Cemetery - Fairview Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Click on title to access the website: "AdoptATombstone.com":

"Definition of Adopt-A-Tombstone:

Adopt-A-Tombstone is a community project to restore historical markers, please consider getting involved.
How adoption works:

You can volunteer to take ownership for the restoration work performed on a gravestone, monument or tombstone


You can make a financial donation to be used for the purchase of supplies and material necessary for the project.


If you have a special talent or skill that would be helpful to make this project successful that you are willing to donate your time and knowledge.

Type of work performed by volunteers:

Light duty - cleaning a small stone; takes about 1 hour.

Somewhere between Light & Heavy duty - clean and detail a large monument; takes about 4 hours.

Heavy duty - lower a monument so the base can be leveled; perform the restoration and repairs; raise the stone back into position; takes about 8 hours, min.

~ Adopt-A-Tombstone ~

Cuyahoga County, Ohio
FairviewParkCemetery@gmail.com or call 440-356-9454

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