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, October 23, 2018

Storm complicates Fall Cleanup news story from the Urbana Daily Citizen - Champaign County, Ohio

Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio  on Find A Grave

See Tasha Wilkins public videos posted on 
Facebook about her visit
 to the Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio.  

October 31st, 2018 will be more than Halloween this year in Greenfield, Ohio - It will be another cemetery preservation work session at the Old Burying Ground!


"Volunteer Session - October 21, 2018"

"It's amazing what a difference a few dedicated volunteers can make! Beginning at 8 a.m. again (although we soon began to rethink that decision), Scott Andersen, John King, Jackie Doles, and Mike Anderson were successful in repairing and straightening/leveling some very large and heavy headstones. Venus Andersen also stopped by to offer encouragement, but due to the cold temperatures did not do any cleaning of tombstones. 

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."

 Sharing a few photos below of the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield -- often called "OBG" by the volunteers who spend a great deal of time there because the transformative restoration work they are doing is now in its fifth year!  

The Greenfield Historical Society volunteers are always happy when earnest and eager folks join them as volunteers to help clean, repair, and reset grave markers and monuments.  
So, please keep that in mind!  

While the old adage of "A picture is worth a thousand words" is true; but to fully savor the scope of the amazing progress made by these dedicated volunteers, the photos themselves can be best considered as a good lead-up to being at the Old Burying Ground and enjoying the remarkable view in person -- seeing an early Ohio cemetery that has regained its respect, dignity, and rightful standing as one of Greenfield's crowning jewels.  It just doesn't get any better than that!