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."

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spotlighting the Cleveland Street Cemetery in Downtown Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio

I paid a brief visit to the Cleveland Street Cemetery in downtown Amherst yesterday to photograph at least some of the more prominent markers and monuments in this city owned cemetery

For those who may not already know, Amherst, Ohio (as well as its neighbor, South Amherst) has long been known as the Sandstone Center of Ohio and some of this local stone can be found at the Cleveland Street Cemetery.  

It is fascinating learning about the history of the sandstone quarries in Amherst that played a vital role in the city's rich history that has given it the unique identity that it's residents can point to with pride.

Photographs below of gravestones and the Cleveland Street Cemetery's fenced-in landscape as it sat in the somewhat foggy air yesterday where the ground was still partially covered in snow and ice:

 (Above two photographs)
 Red sandstone monument for Charles Jacobs
 (Above two photographs)
Aiken white bronze (zinc) marker.  
This side is for Lizzie A. Aiken.

White bronze (zinc) marker for Francis Bemis and Mary J. Bemis

 (Four above photographs of the most prominent monument at the Cleveland Street Cemetery)
The large Clough Family Monument
The bottom photograph shows a side view for:
Ella J. Clough and Lucien H. Clough
   (Two above photographs)
Newer gray granite monument for John Gerlach.

(Above Photograph)
Landscape view of part of the Cleveland Street Cemetery showing a variety of monuments and markers that exist at this early Lorain County cemetery.