Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Spotlighting the Drakesburg Cemetery of Freedom Township, Portage County, Ohio

Sharing photographs of some of the monuments, markers, and a military G.A.R. flag holder medallion that dot the landscape and reveal some of the history that is to be found at the Drakesburg Cemetery in Portage County, Ohio located in Freedom Twp.  
 The Drakesburg Cemetery was established in 1812!
Here is a link to the Freedom Township's Cemetery Page which includes the Drakesburg Cemetery.:
All photographs courtesy of Richard Luciano:


WPA Cemetery Plat Map Below 
for the Drakesburg Cemetery
Upper Right are the designations for:
Veterans' names & gravesite locations & War service
Legend for War Service is lower right
Below is a composite picture of the
Title for the Veterans Graves Registration
& and the full Legend for Wars through WWI