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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."

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Garfield Heights (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County) Ohio is Celebrating 125 Years!

The Cleveland (Garfield Heights) Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in the Catholic Diocese Association, is celebrating 125 years; and events have been happening to spotlight the milestone -- with Family Day coming up Saturday, September 23rd.

"2018 marks the 125th Anniversary of Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland. 
To celebrate this historic anniversary as well as to bring families back to Calvary, the CCA will be hosting a variety of events throughout the summer and fall months.
 These events include:
Self-guided walking tours will also be available June 1st - November 3rd, 2018. 
Please visit the Calvary Cemetery office for further details and to pick up your free guide!"
"Family Day"
"Join us for Family Day on September 23rd at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland. Enjoy a day filled with fun and faith-filled activities, aimed to bring you and your family closer to each other, your loved ones, and the greater Catholic community. Family Day will include…

  • Free light refreshments;
  • Self-guided cemetery tours;
  • Portrayals of interesting interments;
  • Kids activities;
  • Genealogy Assistance;
  • and more!
Check back here often and follow our Facebook page for updates."
Here is a link to the page devoted to the activities:


Brecksville (Cuyahoga County) Ohio - Brecksville Cemetery Tour - Sunday - September 23, 2018 beginning at 1:00pm.

Sharing from the Strongsville Community Blog on "Cleveland.com"

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- "Experience local history and more at a historic walk through Brecksville-Highland Drive Cemetery. 
With Halloween just around the corner, it is the perfect time to take an autumn stroll through a cemetery.
Sponsored by the Brecksville Historical Association and the Brecksville Center for the Arts (BCA), the guided tour will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. 
It will focus on the "Four H's": Headstones, History, Heroes and Horticulture. All four will be weaved together for a unique fall tour.
Every participant will receive a tour booklet containing historical facts about each  stop. 
There will also be a painted-rock scavenger hunt.
Refreshments will be served at the BCA building across the street from the cemetery after the walk.
If the weather does not cooperate, a presentation about the cemetery walk will be given at the BCA building.
Brecksville-Highland Drive Cemetery is located just south of Ohio 82 on Highland Drive. For more information, go to brecksvillehistoricalassociation.org."

Also known as Brecksville Highland Drive CemeteryCenter CemeteryHighland CemeteryHighland Drive Cemetery
9012 Highland Drive
Brecksville, Cuyahoga CountyOhio44141 USA  
MEMORIALS3,099 added (82% photographed)

Link to Cemetery Map:


Greenfield Historical Society's September 14, 2018 work session went exceedingly well!

Sharing this link to the Greenfield Historical Society's latest recap of the work session held on September 14, 2018.:

Lots and lots of work done and it continues!
"It was a foggy start, but by mid morning the sun came out and the temperature rose. We spent about 4 hours repairing some stones, cleaning stones, and attempting to remove some broken headstone pieces that had been concreted into their slab bases. Joining in were Scott Andersen, Venus Andersen, John King, Mike Anderson, and Jackie Doles. Teena Thorton was also at Travellers Rest working on the flower beds."