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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."

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Re-visiting the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery - Summit County, Ohio - June 13, 2018

Today on the way to All Saints Cemetery, a bit of a detour was made first for an all-too-brief visit at the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery.
The striking wrought iron fencing surrounding the cemetery with its grand entrance gates attached to beautiful brownstone square pillars easily catches a passerby's attention. 

Of worthy note:  
The gates have a history all their own -  so if you visit check out the plaque inside the "Northfield" pillar!

It was noted that there were flags placed for the veterans.  The veteran medallions attached to the flag poles are a type of plastic; not bronze. This is to discourage thieves who would steal them for scrap. 

Sadly, however, the grass and overgrowth needed more cutting and removal.  There were old limbs down in the back area in particular.

This historic cemetery certainly should be having better care than it has been receiving.  

Despite the deteriorating condition of the cemetery grounds, the unique gravemarkers and monuments lure a visitor to come in and linger longer to read the inscriptions and marvel at the motifs carved on them. 

Also known as Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Macedonia Cemetery, Northfield Cemetery, Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery

The 1922 plaque on the inside
of the "Northfield" stone pillar
that reads:
"These gates are a replica
 of the South Gates at
Arlington National Cemetery
They are the gift of
Anna L. Bishop
In Connection with Improvements
by the Trustees and
The Northfield-Macedonia
Ladies Cemetery Association"
 Photo Above
and photo below:

Above two photos for the Means Monument
Note the mixture of how the years are expressed
 The Darling markers above
 The above two photos are of the James and Roderick Gallie monument
 Above is the large Honey monument
 Above is he large Lillie Family monument
 Marker above for Marie L. Murphey
Above is a row of five upright markers
The marker for Mary M. Arthur Bateman, his daughter,
is to the right of his marker. 
To the right of Mary M. Arthur Bateman's marker
Above photo is for Charles W. Way's monument
The large monument in the center
of the above photo belongs
 to the Genereaux and Robertson families