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."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mount Gilead to celebrate traditional Memorial Day

Mount Gilead to celebrate traditional Memorial Day

Both Old Greencastle and New Greencastle Cemeteries in Dayton Rely on Volunteers to Get Needed Clean Up Help

Sharing this TV news story from WHIOTV Channel 7 in Dayton, Ohio.:
The news video tells the most current situation showing just how severely neglected the grounds are surrounding the gravesites at the New Greencastle Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio.  Thankfully, volunteer landscapers have stepped in to do the job the owners of the cemetery have failed to do on a regular ongoing basis.
The New Greencastle Cemetery, which is an active cemetery, has a lapsed registration per the Ohio Department of Commerce's website:


From the "Dayton Daily News" Report of September 23, 2016:
"Cemetery Supt. Headstone Concerns Unfounded"
by Mark Gokavi, Staff Writer

Excerpt:“It’s not going to look like a million-dollar cemetery,” Boykins said. “We’re there to serve a purpose for that community.”

Harrison Township Cemetery Association / Greencastle Cemetery Records

Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092


Harrison Township Cemetery Association



6 linear feet (3 boxes)

The collection contains handwritten and typed documents of burial plots and grave records, maps, financial reports and receipts, deeds, ledgers, meeting minutes, photographs, and correspondence. The records pertain to both New Greencastle Cemetery and Old Greencastle Cemetery, which are burial grounds of some of the founders of Dayton.


The records are in English

Resources for Old Greencastle Cemetery: