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."

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sharing a newspaper story about preserving Cleveland's Historic Cemeteries

Click on title to link to a story featured in "The Plain Dealer" that was published today entitled:  "Cleveland will tap endowment to fix historic cemeteries."

It is superbly written by Thomas Ott.  The depth of his presentation will certainly make readers more aware of the plight of Cleveland's cemeteries and their great need for further preservation.  Thankfully, many people have already stepped up to help make it happen for these early burial grounds.

Quoted from the story:

"Cleveland owns 12 cemeteries, 11 of them more than a century old. The cemeteries are home to about 400,000 departed. Only West Park and Cleveland Memorial Gardens, located in suburban Highland Hills, still have gravesites available for purchase."

The Cleveland City website identifies all of the cemeteries with their addresses and links to maps.