Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012

"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."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mark Your Calendar for October 4, 2014 - It's "History Day" in Greenfield, Ohio with a Focus on the Restoration Progress at the Old Burying Ground by Greenfield Ohio Historical Society Volunteers

Greenfield Historical Society's "History Day"   will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. 

This year it will also feature historical society volunteers discussing the ongoing cemetery preservation work that has been conducted this summer at Greenfield's oldest cemetery - The Old Burying Ground.

 (Photograph above taken August 9, 2014)

 From the Greenfield Historical Society's website:
"Another volunteer day was held at the Old Burying Ground adjacent Travellers Rest on September 6, 2014, to clean and repair gravestones. 

Led again by Scott Anderson, he was joined by his wife Venus, Gloria Losey, John King, Shirley Shields and Michael Gates. There is a tremendous amount of progress being made in this project." 

Click HERE to read the story "Cemetery restoration to be featured on History Day, Oct. 4" 

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September 16, 2014

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Cemetery restoration to be featured on History Day, Oct. 4
Gloria Losey cleans a stone that will later be repaired by Scott Andersen.
Gloria Losey cleans a stone that will later be repaired by Scott Andersen.
 
 

Courtesy of Harold Schmidt
Greenfield Historical Society