Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Monday, August 11, 2014

Greenfield's Old Burying Ground Benefits from Preservation Measures Taken by Historical Society Volunteers

It was my pleasure to visit the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield (Highland County, Ohio) this past Saturday (August 9, 2014) during the time Greenfield Historical Society volunteers  Scott and Venus Andersen; Harold Schmidt; Patsy Smith; Gloria and Jim Losey; John King; Shirley Shields; and Phil Harewood worked individually and in teams to clean, repair, and re-set as needed a number of gravestones in order to preserve not only the markers themselves, but their inscriptions for future generations. 
**From the Greenfield Historical Society's website**:
Click HERE for photographs of the May 24, 2014 Old Burying Ground Preservation Work Session # 1 

Click HERE for photographs of the June 22, 2014 Old Burying Ground Preservation Work Session # 2

Click HERE for photographs of the August 9, 2014 Old Burying Ground Preservation Work Session # 3
Below this post is a permanent album of my photographs taken during this third session of the group's ongoing project and presents a short visual of unfolding progress as they moved along from one gravestone to the next to address the condition issues of each one.  

(Photograph above courtesy of Scott Andersen - August 9, 2014)

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