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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, September 26, 2011

Spotlighting Cleveland Street Cemetery - Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio

Click on title to access the Cleveland Street Cemetery on "Find A Grave" where currently 2,270 interments are listed:

Sharing a link to Amherst City Councilman-at-Large, Phil Van Treuren's website with 'before clean-up' and 'after clean-up' photographs taken at the Cleveland Street Cemetery in Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio.

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Remarks by Councilman Van Treuren from his website about the cemetery clean-up that took place on Saturday, September 24, 2011:

"Thanks to everyone who showed up for our Cleveland Street Cemetery cleanup project this morning, it was a huge success! Our group cleaned up trash, pulled weeds and trimmed invasive growth away from several historical grave sites. We even uncovered a century-old gravestone that had been hidden by invasive growth for decades!

NOTE: Our volunteers did NOT cut down any vegetation that was planted by people. We removed a few mulberries that were invasive (not planted by people). Planted evergreens that obscured gravestones were trimmed down, but not removed.

I’d also like to give a very special thanks to organizer Linda Turley, City Council At-Large candidate Joe Miller, and First Ward Council candidate Albert Bereznay for coming to help. Your efforts to spruce up one of Amherst’s greatest historical treasures are much appreciated . . . what a great way to celebrate Amherst’s 200th birthday!

I personally have several ancestors buried in the Cleveland Street Cemetery."

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