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."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Thanking the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution for Their Support of Save Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio

Thanking the Ohio Society of Sons of the American Revolution for their public support of the Save Shannon Cemetery organization. This dedicated group of descendants and other concerned citizens have been tirelessly trying to get reversed what has already been done, and the plans proposed, by the officials of the Village of Bluffton who have allowed the removal of gravestones from their original gravesites at the Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton to be returned to those original gravesites. 

This post is a companion to the one posted earlier today that details the plans put forth by the Save Shannon Cemetery organization, which is independent of the city of Bluffton, (Bluffton has formed their own cemetery group excluding any  Save Shannon Cemetery members.) 

The members of Save Shannon Cemetery do not want Shannon Cemetery to be turned into a park where gravestones would be put in concrete and made into a display apart from the cemetery area itself -- forever leaving the gravesites without the gravestones that were removed from them.    


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