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."

Friday, July 12, 2019

Spotlighting the Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio

The Evergreen Cemetery in charming South Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, is a unique Buckeye State cemetery that, yes, lives up to its name!  Evergreen trees predominantly tower over the cemetery in just about every direction you look. 
The array of other distinctive features are ones not found in most cemeteries its size.  
The presence of the steep sloping hillside quickly diverts a visitor's attention to the right after arriving beyond the green main street marker below an American flag, and a bit further is the overhead aluminum entrance name sign. 
And, there are several signs to read! 
The largest one lists eight cemetery rules.  
Below it are the speed limit of 10 mph sign and another sign warning of uneven ground, rock, holes, ruts and debris.  Good reminders to keep visitors safe and aware of their surroundings!
Also, the main roadway splits prior to reaching these signs with the left side for the up direction of entering the actual grounds of the Evergreen Cemetery, and the one to the right is for traffic leaving the cemetery.