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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, November 12, 2015

Then & Now at the Dean Cemetery, Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio

The photographs below:
The top photo is a panoramic view (a composite of five - 4" x 6" photos) of the Dean Cemetery as it looked in September of 2011 prior to any work being done to remove trees and underbrush; clean, repair and reset gravestones; and the unearthing of buried gravestones -- of which there have been several discovered since that time.

The second photo is a side-by-side comparison of how the Dean Cemetery looked in September of 2011 (left photo) and how the cemetery looks today (photo to the right taken November 11, 2015).

The bottom two photographs of the Dean Cemetery were taken November 11, 2015. 
 Once fallen over gravestones are now standing straight in a cleaned and repaired condition.  The markers pristinely dot the green grass landscape.

An environment of eternal rest now made more peaceful for those buried at this early family graveyard in Ross County, Ohio has come about through the dedicated work of Scott and Venus Andersen.
  All photographs are courtesy of Scott Andersen.