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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, January 20, 2012

Update on Cemeteries in Perry Township - Fayette County, Ohio

PERRY TOWNSHIP
Howard D. Smith, Fiscal Officer 11 Zimmerman Rd. SW. WCH 43160 3-31-16
Richard L Wilson, Jr. 9725 Wash.-New Martinsburg Rd. SE, 43160 12-31-12
Heath Dustin Smith 55 Zimmerman Rd. SW. WCH 43160 12-31-13
Sam Bowers 161 Greenfield-Sabina Rd. Greenfield 45123 12-31-13



2012:
Trustees: Cemetery:

Richard Wilson - WALNUT CREEK CEMETERY

Sam Bowers - SUGAR GROVE CEMETERY

Heath Smith - COCHRAN CEMETERY

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From the Perry Township Meeting Minutes of January 9, 2012:

"Pros Attorney explained that the Sugar Grove Church wanted to deed the cemetery to the township, as per Ohio R.C.. The church has had the cemetery surveyed and wants part of it for church parking. The Attornery General of Ohio has a cemetery department but is not involved in this kind of dispute.

After a very long discussion a motion was made by Smith and seconded by Bowers to accept the cemetery back with a $6000.00 settlement payment due upon receipt of deed. There was an agreement for the church to re a line the drive over about ten feet and that the grave that is to be moved, be moved before issueing the deed. Also there was a gentleman’s agreement that a church board member would meet with a trustee some time each year to review the line fence.

Vote to accept this was 3 Yeas.

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