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 4, 2016

Spotlighting Ohio's Cemetery Explorer Ken Naegele -- Ohio's "Necro Tourist"

Ken Naegele, of Cincinnati, has a prominent presence in Ohio and beyond due to his frequent excursions exploring cemeteries whether they be large or small, city or rural, well-kept or abandoned.  

Ken calls himself a "Necro Tourist"; and he is doing a great service by sharing his experiences from his walking tours of the land of the dead.  He provides a voice for those long lost souls no longer here to speak for themselves; but would cry out to be heard by us now if only they could, and
ask us if we care about the state of their final resting places.

Through his photographs and descriptions, Ken is bringing a greater awareness to the general public of the reality of deteriorating conditions that pervade so many of our cemeteries today, and sadly have been doing so for far too long. Conversely, if he finds one in a well-cared for condition, he lets us know that too!  

To learn more about all Ken Naegele is doing on behalf of cemetery preservation, please visit the links below to his Facebook Pages and website: 






"The Necro Tourist at the Oxford Township/Doty Settlement Cemetery in Oxford, Ohio
 (c) The Funeral Source, photo: Ken Naegele"

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