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."

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sharing this inspiring story about Larry and Bonnie Knox and the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society

Here is a link to the article published by the "Daily Record" of Wooster, Ohio on December 21, 2019 entitled:


"The work the Knoxes of Wooster have done since 2001 to discover, reclaim and restore old gravestones and sites has been in part a scavenger hunt and in part putting together the pieces of a puzzle to preserve the sacred resting places of deceased Wayne County residents. They have dug up bulldozed fields and researched family histories in their quest to literally uncover the past."
The Ohio Genealogical Society offers a link on their website to a PDF file entitled. "Creating a Cemetery Preservation Society in Your County" 
by Bonnie & Larry Knox
Thanking Larry and Bonnie Knox and all of the volunteers with the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society for their long time preservation work at several of Ohio's cemeteries!