Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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 14, 2016

Civil War veteran receives new headstone in community ceremony — public invited

Find A Grave Memorial for Sgt. Joseph Boley

Why Preserving an Original Historical Gravestone Matters

We all have seen them. Gravestones that are broken, sinking, unreadable, some sadly vandalized by humans through carelessness or on purpose.
So, we feel we must replace these finely carved marble, sandstone, and limestone markers with shiny new granite gravestones.  

Sometimes that is all we feel we can do.  

But, have we really taken the time to look into choosing proper repair methods that would save that damaged grave marker?  

Perhaps if you don't take steps to save the gravestone, no one else will. 


This subject brings me to sharing a great resource devoted to saving graves and their grave markers.  

It offers almost unlimited cemetery and gravestone links that you will also enjoy browsing through while you take notes and learn!