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."

WPA Cemetery Maps for North Lewisburg and Rush Township, Champaign County, Ohio

 The Cemetery above on Cemetery Street in this 1874 map is the Butcher Cemetery on Tallman Street in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio.
 The cemetery above is the Friends Cemetery on Winder and Elm Streets in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio (1874)


Above is a WPA 1930's Quaker (Friends) Cemetery Map in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio


Above is an 1857 partial map of North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio.  Note the Friends Meeting House and burial ground on West Elm Street.

Above is the WPA 1930s cemetery map for the Butcher (AKA Walnut Grove) Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio. 


 Black Cemetery in Rush Township

 Martin Cemetery in Rush Township


Maple Grove Cemetery in Rush Township - page 16



Maple Grove Cemetery in Rush Township - page 17

 Maple Grove Cemetery in Rush Township - page 18

 Maple Grove Cemetery in Rush Township - page 19


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