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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, May 23, 2015

Shannon Cemetery plans debated Bluffton cemetery neglected - LimaOhio.com - limaohio.com

Sharing this Lima (Allen County) Ohio newspaper story regarding the Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio where standing gravestones as well as unearthed grave markers were removed from the cemetery to be later placed in a large concrete base and put on display elsewhere on the property. 

The Shannon Cemetery no longer has any standing gravestones because of the actions of one man and his 'vision' for the cemetery to be turned into a 'cemetery - park.'  Civil War and Rev. War veterans are also buried at the Shannon Cemetery. 

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The Bluffton Village Council meets the First and Third Monday of each month at 8:00 PM in the Community Room on the Third Floor of the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main Street. Items for the meeting agenda should be submitted by 5:00 PM on the Thursday preceding the Council Meeting.