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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, September 28, 2012

Spotlighting the Greenfield Cemetery's Walking Tour Booklet and 2012 Ghost Walk Coming up on October 8 at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

Click on title to access the Greenfield Cemetery's 13-page Walking Tour Booklet that is available for downloading from the internet from the website of the "Greenfield Historical Society."  

I love visiting Highland County, Ohio and Greenfield in particular.  Several of my Limes ancestors were buried in Greenfield, Hillsboro, and at the "Sheep Pen" Cemeteries.  So, I enjoy reading about the news of events happening in Highland County and Greenfield.  Some great folks also live in that area too by the way!

Also on the Greenfield Historical Society's website is a link that shows photographs of the "barn quilts" that are painted on several county barns.

Links to burial records at the Greenfield Cemetery and a cemetery map are there for your browsing as well.

As in years past, there will be a ghost walk coming up on October 8, starting at 6:00p.m. at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield.  I hope to learn more details about it soon.  

The line up is as follows:                Presented by:

Daniel Lieb                                       Jerry Parker
Joshua Merrill                                  Terry Washburn
James Patterson                               Robert Judkins
Cordelia Depoy                                 Roxanne Judkins
Samuel Gadbury                               Eric Salyers
So, hope you enjoy your visit on the website of the "Greenfield Historical Society"!

Dr Barney Limes (1930 - 2012) - Find A Grave Memorial

Dr Barney Limes (1930 - 2012) - Find A Grave Memorial

Announcing Liverpool Historical Spirit Walk - Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Liverpool Township (starting from Mill Stream Park), Valley City, Medina County, Ohio - Starting at 6:00PM - Saturday, September 29, 2012

I apologize for this last minute announcement.

Excerpted from the Valley City website:

"Myrtle Hill is, of course, the oldest cemetery in Medina County. The first burial was in June, 1812. The deceased was Ruth Deming, first of three wives of Moses Deming. Her father was Justus Warner, first landowner to actually live here. There was no saw mill for fresh cut boards. Only boards from the farm wagon were available. They were quickly made into her coffin. A hoe and ax were used to dig her grave, on top of a beautiful hill that overlooked their small valley and the infant village of Hardscrabble."

 Click on link here for more details about this third annual "Liverpool Historic Spirit Walk" to be held tomorrow, September 29, 2012 in Valley City, Medina County, Ohio. 

Below is the main website link for the "Spirit Walk" including further historical details about Myrtle Hill Cemetery and coverage of the events of the two previous spirit walks: 

"Tickets at Beuhler’s Brunswick and Forrest Hills, and at gate. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children
12 and under; free for 5 and under."


Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Valley City currently has 1,098 burials listed for it on "Find A Grave."