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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."

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How Springfield Boy Scout Earned His Eagle Scout Status from His Efforts at St. Raphaels Cemetery

Click on title to link to a story that ran March 29, 2011 in the "Springfield News-Sun" newspaper and online that spotlights how local Boy Scout, Christopher Vandiford, was awarded the distinction of becoming an Eagle Scout following his extensive work to document and clean up the St. Rapahels Cemetery in Springfield, (Clark County) Ohio. The feature article is very well written by staff writer, Tom Stafford.

"Find A Grave" has the cemetery listed as "Saint Raphaels" Cemetery. Currently, 338 interments are listed for it on the site.

Also, I discovered another site with some great close up pictures of some of the gravestones at the St. Raphaels Cemetery.

It is: a "webshots.com" site and the pictures were posted by "georgeannmalowney" as:
OHIO - Springfield - St. Raphael's Cemetery, Lagonda Ave