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."

Saturday, April 10, 2021

W.P.A. Cemetery Plat Maps for Portage County, Ohio are posted on the right sidebar of the blog

The W.P.A. Cemetery Plat Maps for Portage County, Ohio are now posted on the right sidebar on this blog. 

Unfortunately, Portage County's maps are missing some pages. I was informed that is the case by the Portage County Engineer's Office. The Portage County W.P.A. Cemetery Plat Maps are in a large bound book at their office.

The missing pages are:
Page 153 which is the Addenda.  A typical Addenda for these types of cemetery plat maps lists veterans' names whose location of burial is unknown.  

Also, pages 50 through 68 are missing for Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna Township. Only page 49, which is the Title Page for the Maple Grove Cemetery, is in the book.

Page 69 is missing for Mott Town Cemetery in Deerfield Township.

Page 70 is missing for North Cemetery in Palmyra Township.  

Thus far an inquiry has been made with the Portage County Auditor's office if they may have information about the missing map pages.  Inquiries will be made with other Portage County resources to learn if more information can be provided regarding these missing pages.