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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."

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spotlighting the Brecksville Cemetery and Tour of September 23, 2018

 The 2018 Brecksville Cemetery Tour was packed with people seeking to learn about the "Headstones, Heroes, History, and Horticulture" - which was also the title of the event, where all were abundantly found at the Brecksville Cemetery on Highland Drive.   
I'm sure the attendees were not disappointed - I know I wasn't!  Our tour guides were well prepared to cover all of those topics and answer our questions. 
The event, which was the third cemetery tour held by the Brecksville Historical Association, was well organized. 
The guides at the Brecksville Cemetery, which admittedly has a hilly uneven terrain dotted with towering mature trees and walnuts covering much of the grounds and driveways, took us through new and older sections alike moving row by row. 
If you missed it, you do have the opportunity to visit the Brecksville Historical Society's website and view the tour booklet that was distributed during the tour. 
Below are a few photographs taken by Linda Jean Limes Ellis during the 2018 tour of the Brecksville Cemetery.