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."

Friday, April 29, 2011

Announcing Cemetery Tour - Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 8:30a.m. - The Plains, Athens County, Ohio

Click on title to read about an upcoming Cemetery Tour to be held on May 7, 2011 in Athens County, Ohio.

Here are some details regarding the tour:

"Meet: At Eclipse Company Store near Athens for coffee, refreshments and sign in at 8:30AM.

Tour Time: 9AM-1:30PM

Tour Guides: Ken Bowald, Hocking College Associate Dean, Specialist in Heritage Interpretation; Beth Santore,

Society for Gravestone Enthusiasts
Cost: $25 Per Individual (OU and Hocking College Students $15);
Pre-Registration required.
Must be paid in advance to assure reservation. Make reservation by contacting the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council at 1-866-394-3011 or via e-mail at lcbd@ohiohillcountry.org.
 Credit cards welcome.
Details: Tour includes free morning refreshments; in-tour snacks; and an $8 lunch coupon to spend at Appalachian Spring Festival upon return.
Travel is by air conditioned van.
Sorry, we unfortunately do not have a wheel chair accessible van at this time. Dress is casual. Some rugged hillside in cemeteries.
Children must be accompanied
by adults."