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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."

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thanking Gail Allen for Re-Visiting Walnut Creek Cemetery and Providing a Well Prepared Presentation about its Neglected Condition to Perry Township Trustees on October 14, 2013

Extending my personal gratitude to Gail Allen for her outstanding efforts on behalf of all of those interred at the Walnut Creek Cemetery in Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio, with her cemetery visits on September 30 and again on October 14 this year.  

Also, on October 14, Gail attended the Perry Township meeting and spoke to the township trustees on behalf of those interred at Walnut Creek Cemetery.  She conveyed concerns held by visitors about its continuing deterioration due to the lack of routine mowing, and removal of cut down tall grass and weeds between gravestones and around them throughout the cemetery's grounds.  

Gail feels the points made during her presentation made a positive impact on the trustees who attended and also other residents who came to the meeting.  She feels hopeful that positive and productive changes will occur at Walnut Creek Cemetery after exchanging ideas with one of the trustees.

 Photograph taken by Linda Ellis on August 4, 2013 showing the overgrown grass and weeds in front of the Walnut Creek Cemetery gate.

Gail's photograph of the Walnut Creek Cemetery gate taken on September 30, 2013 showing how it appeared after the tall grass and weeds growing up around it were killed off, but not removed.


Below are some photographs taken by Gail at Walnut Creek Cemetery on October 14, 2013 as a follow-up trip to her earlier September 30, 2013 visit that clearly show no change in the condition of the cemetery's grounds or the almost overflowing trash container; the only one to be found at the cemetery.

The bottom two photographs show Gail making a point during her presentation at the Perry Township Trustees Meeting later in the evening on October 14, and a close-up view of her impressive 3-panel display story board of photographs of Walnut Creek Cemetery's older sections where the most deteriorated conditions exist as well as other pertinent documents that relate to Walnut Creek Cemetery.

Thank you Gail, for sharing your photographs with us.