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."

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Spotlighting the Old Fredericktown Cemetery in Knox County, Ohio

Sharing a link to this January 31, 2017 news story by "The Fredericktown Citizen" about the Maple Grove Cemetery (AKA Harmony Churchyard / Old Fredericktown Cemetery) in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio. 
"Maple Grove Cemetery Record Taking to Begin in April" by Zack Grimm offers a lot of specific information including photographs of a gravestone rubbing and a foil impression of an early marker. The overall content is exceptional for its extensive detail.  

It is rare that a news story like this one comes along that appeals to so many folks -- particularly those who hold a genuine interest in both carefully conducted gravestone inscription transcriptions and hands-on gravemarker cleaning -- using proven Do No Harm methods and products when deemed necessary.  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spotlighting the Southington Cemetery Association in Trumbull County, Ohio

Sharing the most recent news story detailing the Southington (Trumbull County, Ohio) Cemetery Association,

Cemeteries mentioned in the article.:

(Also known as:
 Reform Cemetery, 
Southington Reform Cemetery)


(Also known as: 
Southington Center Cemetery)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spotlighting the Lithopolis Cemetery in Fairfield County, Ohio

The Lithopolis Cemetery Association  has an impressive website for the Lithopolis Cemetery in Fairfield County, Ohio.  It is organized in an easy to access arrangement.  The site gives a great start to researching information about the cemetery, its interments, and history.  


There is also a Facebook Page for the Lithopolis Cemetery Association.


In May of 2015, "The Columbus Dispatch" newspaper featured a great story about veterans buried at the Lithopolis Cemetery.  
Click HERE to read it!


To learn more about the history of the Lithopolis Cemetery, and view more gravestone photos submitted by contributors; access the Genealogy bug.net website:  
For Fairfield County, click HERE


The Lithopolis Cemetery on "Ohiogravestones"


"Billion Graves" is in need of more contributions with headstone photos and transcriptions for the Lithopolis Cemetery. 
 Click HERE to access the Lithopolis Cemetery on "Billion Graves."


And, there is "Find A Grave" which most of us access to search for ancestors and their gravestones.  

There are two famous interments at the Lithopolis Cemetery.  
Click HERE to learn who they are! 


Additional "Googling" for websites about the Lithopolis Cemetery can help you discover even more information and photographs for this unique and historical Ohio cemetery!  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

UPDATE: New Photos of the Green Lawn Cemetery Vandal Just Posted

(see photos below)
Do you recognize this person? 

"He is wanted in connection with vandalism on January 9th. This photo was captured just before 10a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6th. He entered from Greenlawn and appears to have left via Brown Rd. Central Ohio Crime Stoppers will take anonymous tips and there is a $1000 reward if the tip leads to an arrest. 
Please let us know of any times you may have seen him - what day of the week, time of day, etc. - all of this will help us catch him!"

(614) 444-1123

Friday, February 3, 2017

Several NE Ohio Chapters of the D.A.R., War of 1812, and S.A.R. Raised More Than Enough Funds to Repair Vandalized Grave Markers at Erie Street Cemetery in Cleveland

Sharing from the "News-Herald" in Lake County, Ohio. 
By Tawana Roberts, The News-Herald

Abstracted from the article:

"The New Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Painesville, along with the Moses Cleaveland, Hannah Luther Bosworth, Martha Devotion Huntington, Molly Chittendon, Shaker and Western Reserve-Lakewood DAR chapters, Peter Navarre Chapter U.S.D. 1812Western Reserve Sons of the American Revolution chapter and the Old Stone Church, collected $3,516.30 to repair damaged monuments at Erie Street Cemetery."
The Erie Street Cemetery is Cleveland's oldest cemetery in existence.