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."

My Favorite Quotations

 "A cemetery shelters so much love, hate, desire, greed, averse, disappointment, friendship ---- all lie buried here.
All passions are stilled, all tumult ended. Peace reigns here forever.
Death is here, yet it is not here. It is the silent City of the Dead, yet it is a living, breathing thing.
Those we love cannot die as long as they live in our hearts."
Author Unknown

This is a Cemetery 
Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded - families are reunited - memories are made tangible - and love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek

information and our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay

warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life - not death - of a loved one.

The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source

of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a
sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is
worth loving and remembering - always.
~ Mary Lou Brannon ~

"The life of the dead is placed 
in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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