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."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Raising Up the Mary Crother's Gravestone at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio

Sharing amazing photos, courtesy of Scott Andersen, illustrating the process of raising up and resetting the Mary Crothers' gravestone at Greenfield's pioneer cemetery - the Old Burying Ground.  

The volunteers working to restore the Old Burying Ground are primarily those who are members of the Greenfield Historical Society.


Also, check out the blog post from February 14, 2016 that was dedicated to Mary Davis also buried at the Old Burying Ground.   Her gravestone was also carved by George Meech.   

(Above photo of the 1850 U. S. Census - Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.  Line #3 is George Meech, "Stone Cutter" who was the carver of Mary Crother's and Mary Davis' gravestones.)