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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, April 4, 2014

Sharing a Sad Story - Over 100 Gravestones and Monuments Suffered Vandalism at Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville, Muskingham County, Ohio

Sharing from the "Zanesville Times-Recorder.com" a feature story published today about the tragic large scale vandalism that occurred at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the city of Zanesville.  A short video accompanies the news story. 

It is estimated that over 100 gravestones and monuments were seriously damaged or destroyed during the criminal attack. 

Anyone with information about this horrific vandalism, please call the Zanesville Police at 740-455-0700.

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Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville is listed to have 10,681 interments on "Find A Grave." There are eight famous interments.

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