Cemetery Exploration: Adena

Soon after visiting the cemetery in Piqua, OH, I got the chance to see the Worthington Family Cemetery at the Adena Mansion in Chilicothe. It has an interesting history, but first a picture.

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Really not much to look at. Here is the sign before you enter the space, which gives the history.

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So the Worthingtons are no longer buried there, although the help and some neighbors are, but the stone to mark the little granddaughters’ one-time resting places is still there. Here’s a couple of pictures of it; it is the only stone visible.

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Given its size, I wonder if it was always just this singular stone, or if it had something like an obelisk atop of it.  I can see why it got left behind, definitely way too big and heavy.

There is another stone too, unfortunately a tree has grow up around it, see?

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So who knows what is on this stone.

There are no other stones, at least no others like this with the striations. There maybe a very sunken field stone or two, above ground only an inch or so, but nothing definitive.

The cemetery presents an interesting history, and I wonder if just a sign does it justice.  How would you present this place? How would you like to see it preserved?

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7 Responses to Cemetery Exploration: Adena

  1. Bill Chance says:

    Interesting story and great photos. I’m fascinated by old cemeteries, especially ones tucked away in the city.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    What’s with the cemeteries?? ! I just got off Chattermaster’s blog, & I see more cemeteries! 🙂
    It is interesting though, I’ve got to say. I mean,that’s where we end up. Wow. Walking alongside it one day, dead beneath the next.

    There is zero doubt, it is fascinating. A good write-up.

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