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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, February 17, 2012

Featuring a Story about Restoring the Pioneer Cemetery in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio

Click on title to read the February 16, 2012 story posted online from WKRC in Cincinnati, "Local 12", and watch their short video about the restoration efforts happening at the "Pioneer Cemetery" in Middletown, Ohio in Butler County.

The preservation efforts are extensive and include adding an electric gate and security cameras to the cemetery property.

This is a success story that has been a long time coming for this once neglected early 1800's Ohio cemetery. Fortunately, however, from all accounts the restoration process is being done the right way.


The Middletown Pioneer Cemetery is listed on "Find A Grave' as the "Middletown Historic Pioneer Cemetery."

Currently, 6,316 interments are posted and fifty-three photo requests are presently outstanding to be done.

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