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."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Update from Brent Nimmo: Seventy-Five Buried Gravestones Now Found at Madison - Truro Cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio

Brent Nimmo explores almost forgotten gravesites regularly when he visits the Madison-Truro Cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio. He more than walks the grounds and lingers to pay his respects to those long departed souls buried there, he stays for a whole day and digs down deeper -- with remarkable results finding and unearthing buried gravestones that have been hidden from view for decades.  

We have covered in past posts Brent's project's progress, so it is befitting that we congratulate him today for reaching the milestone of locating 75 buried gravestones at Madison - Truro Cemetery.  

Brent has gained loyal followers of his work and some have joined him.  Because he does not have the means himself to repair and re-set the stones he finds, Brent photographs them - standing them up for the photographs if possible (see the Eli Miller stone below) and then re-buries them with orange flags around them until such time as they can be brought back up and properly set upright.  This is a labor of love for Brent and the results prove it.  

Thank you Brent for all you are doing to bring the Madison - Truro Cemetery back to life and for giving it the renewed respectability that it so richly deserves.  

Please enjoy the some of the latest photographs shared from Brent below.