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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."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cemetery Thieves Strike Walnut Creek (Quaker) Cemetery - Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio

It has been brought to my attention today that a large and heavy iron planter that had been part of the grave plot for the local Terrell Family for over 100 years was removed and stolen from the Walnut Creek (Quaker) Cemetery in Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio.  
The Fayette County Sheriff's Department has been alerted to the theft. 
Photograph below taken by Gail Allen in 2013 showing
the heavy iron planter at the Terrell gravesites that was
recently removed and stolen
Photograph below courtesy of Linda Jean Limes Ellis
The small red square seen at the back on the right of the photo below
is where the Terrell iron planter sat.
Photographs below courtesy of Jerry Tuttle
Photograph below by Linda Jean Limes Ellis