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, May 6, 2011

Update on Sugar Grove (Methodist) Cemetery - Perry Township - Fayette County, Ohio

My thanks to Mr. Sam Bowers, a Perry Township Trustee, for the following update about the maintenance of the Sugar Grove (Methodist) Cemetery in Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio:
"Hi Linda, The Prosecuting Attorney’s office called me and they traced the deed to the Sugar Creek cemetery all the way back to 1850 and the church does own the cemetery. This makes it a private cemetery due to the fact that they own it and they are responsible for maintaining the cemetery. The Prosecuting Attorney’s office did not find any info as to when or why the trustee’s started taking care of the cemetery."
Click on title to access the memorials posted for Sugar Grove (Methodist) Cemetery on "Find A Grave".  Currently, 27 memorials are posted.  Obviously, there are many more burials at Sugar Grove (Methodist) Cemetery that are in need of posting on "Find A Grave".