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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."

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Scenes from the Dean Cemetery - Ross County, Ohio

Sharing two late April 2014 longer distance cemetery photographs from Scott Andersen who continues his work at the Dean Cemetery in Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio. 

During the past three years, Scott has removed a large amount of weed overgrowth and some encroaching trees.  Also, several broken stones that had been lying on the ground for decades have been cleaned and re-set.  He has unearthed long buried gravestones; putting them upright once again to take their respected places in the cemetery.

The Dean Cemetery no longer looks neglected and abandoned thanks to the tireless ongoing work that is being carefully conducted by Scott and his wife, Venus. 

The Dean Cemetery is listed on "Find A Grave" with 28 interments.

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