Monday, July 15, 2013

Jordanville Cemetery 2013

I did a couple of stories about Jordanville Cemetery in 2009.  It was in  terrible condition. Most of the grave markers were leaning  against  trees in the cemetery. 

I visited Jordanville last week and it looks much better.   It is mowed and hardly any stones are around the trees.

It looks nice.  It is just that whoever fixed it knew nothing about cemeteries.  In this picture, the footstone is beside the headstone it goes with.  Obviously, the stones are not set up where they belong.    You know you are in an old cemetery when you see both head stones and footstones.  They are usually only marked by the initials of the person's grave they are marking.  They do not go side by side, but at the head and foot of a person.  It marks the grave boundries.

 Above is a picture from Bowman's Cemetery.  First rows of grave markers you encounter as you enter this little cemetery are headstones and footstones. 

It is a must see stop on your cemetery tour of Columbiana County. Be warned that you must climb a fairly steep hill to reach it!
Still, I guess it is better then all the stones piled around a tree.  I guess...

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