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, October 7, 2011

Sharing a Newspaper story about the Putnam Cemetery, Devola, Muskingum Township, Washington County, Ohio

Sharing a link to a story by the Marietta Times in Marietta, Ohio that was published today online (click on title) about the Putnam Cemetery and its history dating back to 1820. 

Many early settler names are included among those who were buried there including Putnam, Barker, Russell, and Devol. 

Currently, there are 514 burials posted for the Putnam Cemetery on the website: "Find A Grave." 
One famous interment is listed.  It is for Major Israel Putnam.