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."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sharing a link by the Greenfield Historical Society to photographs taken at the May 15th Volunteer Work Session at the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield


"Volunteer Session - May 15, 2018"

"Small in numbers, but big in progress! That sums up our work session at the cemetery on May 15. We tried working in the shade as much as we could to avoid the heat and were able to straighten and repair a number of stones. 

Joining in were Scott Andersen, John King, Mike Anderson, and Harold Schmidt. Venus Andersen had another commitment, but was able to stop by with cold drinks.

Many thanks to ALL the volunteers who help throughout the years making this a very successful project.

More sessions will be planned for the future to continue this massive effort. 
If you would like to participate, check our website calendar for the next scheduled session."

This all-volunteer project started in 2014; and it is now in its fifth year! 
So many discoveries have been made!  Many rows of grave markers have been cleaned, repaired, or reset.  

This ongoing effort illustrates just how much can be accomplished by dedicated volunteers who have stayed the course over several work sessions.  They are truly an inspiration to any person or group who hopes to follow in their footsteps at a cemetery that needs to be restored and preserved.