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."

Monday, September 19, 2016

"Cemetery preservation at Pontius UMC takes investigative skills, persistence and epoxy" -- Pickaway County, Ohio

Sharing this news story about the cemetery and gravesetone restoration work being done at the Pontius UMC Cemetery in Pickaway County, Ohio by Mark Smith of Gravestone Transformations.  

(Photographs of the Pontius UMC Cemetery taken a few years ago by Linda Jean Limes Ellis)

Upcoming "OBG" - Old Burying Ground Restoration Session in Greenfield - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Upcoming Workshop Information: 

The next restoration session at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield in Highland County, Ohio is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd beginning at 8:00a.m.  

You can join this great group of dedicated volunteers doing amazing work at Greenfield Ohio's oldest cemetery! 

22Old Burial Ground next to Travellers RestPlease join other volunteers as we continue to make improvements to the Old Burial Ground. We'll start at 8 a.m. and work as long as we have the energy. Come help and stay as long as you can.