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I found all the gravestones there were to find, with the last one being found yesterday afternoon. I got it set, seeded and strawed the area, and although the wind blew the straw around last night, this pretty much concludes my cemetery restoration project, except for cleaning the stones when warm weather gets here to stay. View attachment 2074135
I do not quite know what to say, Mister Creskol The world and USA are lucky to have you in the USA !!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your work. You have no idea how much I appreciate you and what you do 1! I VOTE you for BANNER MEMBER !!!! Is there anything i can do to help you ?
I don't know the rules of treasurenet regarding honorable mentions but I think this qualifies, not sure how to vote on itHere is a drone photo showing the work in progress View attachment 2074728
Thank you .. I appreciate that. Since it has been almost a year in the making, and I posted the updates as I went along, the "happenings" have probably become too fragmented for TreasureNet to consider that as an option. But I do appreciate your kind words.I don't know the rules of treasurenet regarding honorable mentions but I think this qualifies, not sure how to vote on it
I'd love to know the full back story onthis, do you have a link to a thread that tells it?
Those links may not be in chronological order, but I think that is all of them.I'd love to know the full back story onthis, do you have a link to a thread that tells it?
Thank you very much. Historically, this has been a black church, with many members being quite poor. The church's congregation is dwindling dramatically today - I think there are now only 30 or so members, and only about half of them are active in the church. Sad..Wow, hard to believe the church let it get that overgrown. Well done sir. Very honorable mention.
Thank you very much. I have always thought an Adopt a Cemetery program of some sort would be neat, but since most of them are private, I guess that wouldn't work.Thanks for the additional photos. The comparison between the before and after really showcases your effort. Well done, sir.
We have a very old cemetery across the street from us that my wife and I often take walks through. The oldest stone I've found is from someone buried in 1760, though many other stones (literally just pieces of slate) appear to be completely eroded or may have been unmarked. Many of the stones are in pretty bad shape, as are the grounds itself (grass is cut, but not much beyond that). The cemetery extends to the other side of the road, and on that side, my wife and I encountered displaced stones buried under a huge fill bank. My guess is their original locations or the engraved names have been lost to history so the church just discarded them. Another point of interest is the stone wall of a neighboring property, which is quite obviously at least partially made of marble stones. It's an old wall, not something constructed recently.
It's a large church in a fair affluent area with an appreciation of history. I don't understand how cemeteries end up like this. I guess there just isn't the money available.