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 13, 2015

Some of Greenfield's McClain High School Students Spent Today Working at the Old Burying Ground

Some students from Greenfield's McClain High School spent part of the day helping out at the town's historic Old Burying Ground cemetery where ongoing preservation efforts have been conducted for the past year.  They joined some of the volunteers of the Greenfield Historical Society -- and clicking on the title here links to the photographs posted by them.

Below are a couple of photographs taken today shared by Scott Andersen:

A photo taken after the same gravestone for Martha A. Crothers (2nd wife of Rev. Samuel W. Crothers) was raised up.  It is now ready for repair and proper re-installation at the gravesite. 
& Perhaps two future gravestone conservators?

Sharing a Link to "Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot" Blog Post about the Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio

Click HERE to read the extensive current post on the blog "Jenealogy" about the events unfolding at the Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio entitled: 

“Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”