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."

Sunday, January 29, 2017

"Ever seen a carved tree headstone in a local cemetery? This is what they mean."

Intricately carved "Tree Stump" styled monuments are the subject of this wonderfully presented and well-written article.  
Not all tree stump monuments are "Woodmen of the World", however, but were similarly carved as one-of-a-kind artistic stone creations that can be quite elaborate in design! 
A reader can find greater in-depth history about these breathtakingly beautiful monuments included as a link in the main article: "History Among the Headstones"

Ridgeville Cemetery, North Ridgeville, Ohio

Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, Ohio
Rushsylvania Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio
Elaborately modified version of a Tree Stump Monument
Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio