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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 10, 2012

Sharing a news story about Harmar Cemetery in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio -- "The Oldest Cemetery in the Northwest Territory"

Monument erercted for Benjamin Dana Fearing
Added by: Bigwoo
8/07/2006 -- Find A Grave contributor
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Sharing a feature article written by Brad Bauer of the "Marietta Times" and published also on the newspaper's website on February 9, 2012.

The historical account gives us a detailed look at the oldest cemetery in the Northwest Territory, the Harmar Cemetery, which opened in 1796.


Local historian, Mr. Ben Bain, is spotlighted for his dedicated efforts to document burials at the Harmar Cemetery.

The title of the story is:

Forgotten’ cemetery: Harmar stands alone as the oldest' -- but thanks to those who have cared, the stories of the lives of those who found peace and rest at Harmar Cemetery's hallowed grounds will be retold time and again.

Currently, on "Find A Grave," 810 interments are listed for the Harmar Cemetery.

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