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."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spotlighting the Greenfield Historical Society, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio and Their Dedication to Restoring The Old Burying Ground in Greenfield

The Greenfield Historical Society has done a wonderful job of preserving not only the history and records of their quaint town of Greenfield, Ohio, but of late they have been quite active as well with hands-on volunteer efforts to preserve and protect their oldest cemetery appropriately named "The Old Burying Ground."  

This blog has devoted several posts over the years to the work that members of the Greenfield Historical Society have done to  improve the condition of the gravestones at the Old Burying Ground which has 366 interments listed for it on "Find A Grave."  

Cleaning and some repair and re-setting of early fragile gravestones produced successful results that are easily seen when comparing the "Before" and "After" photographs posted on the society's website. 

Click HERE to view the photographs taken while in progress with accompanying descriptions of the May 24, 2014 all volunteer cemetery workshop.  This demonstrates how much good can be accomplished in one day by a small group of dedicated volunteers who also have been trained ahead of time to utilize proper methods and tools not to harm the stones.