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."

Monday, August 7, 2017

Preserving a Cemetery Means Preserving its History - Both are Happening at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield, Ohio

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, the South Central Ohio Preservation Society held their quarterly meeting at the Greenfield Historical Society's Grain and Hay Building AND at the Old Burying Ground where so much history is being restored and preserved for the future through the efforts of many volunteers who are cleaning, repairing, and re-setting grave markers of all types and monuments.  

It is my pleasure to share below the link to the recap of the details of the meeting and photographs, which include several taken at the Old Burying Ground, among other pertinent links.:

Be sure to check back often for newly listed memorials posted on "Find A Grave" to read and learn more about additional early Greenfield area settlers who were buried at the Old Burying Ground.  

In the past week, five new memorials were posted
(Various Photos of the Old Burying Ground below by Linda Ellis - 2016)