Cemetery Exploration: Piqua, Ohio

Three days before leaving Ohio, I had the chance to explore a cemetery in Piqua, Ohio near Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.  It isn’t a huge cemetery, but it was rather charming, and so I wanted to share these pictures with you.

First some panoramas to get an overall idea of the cemetery:

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There are some really interesting stones throughout the cemetery including:

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Unfortunately, this cemetery also is in need of some repair.  On one hand most of it looks regularly mowed, and whoever mows it does not go too close to the stones, which saves them from mower damage, but now some stones are surrounded by taller grass obscuring their view.  That however is a problem that can be remedied quite easily.

What about these issues that I am about to show you in the following pictures?

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This was just sad. I also saw a lizard scurry into one of the crevices created by the piled up stones.

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A broken headstone. If this is where it goes, it looks like there is another piece missing which contains most of the inscription.

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One example of stones propped up against a tree. Some stones were propped up against other stones. Did you read that Jane Thompson was 90 when she died? Born in 1776!

Hopefully a group of volunteers will come and help this cemetery out. What can be done to preserve these places?

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5 Responses to Cemetery Exploration: Piqua, Ohio

  1. It’s so sad to see the result of time or vandals. Hopefully they can find someone who can give that cemetery some love. I love the old ones – they are so peaceful and beautiful!

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