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.