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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."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sharing News about the "Friends of Bethel Cemetery" in Belmont County, Ohio


"Would you like to help save the history of the area?"

"You can be a Friend of the Bethel Cemetery. 

The Bethel Cemetery Trustees are now accepting donations for the Restoration and Preservation of the cemetery located at 32365 Leatherwood Pike Barnesville, Ohio. 

We would like to thank all those who have helped so far. 
 We are in the process to restore the beautiful stones and grounds and much more work is needed to be done.

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 For more information on the Restoration and Preservation call Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh @ 740-679-2347."

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(photographs above courtesy of Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh)

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