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New Burlington Cemetery - Clinton County, Ohio : Rural Cemeteries of Southwest Ohio series, Gallery #7, New Burlington Cemetery, Jenkins Graveyard, Chester Township, Ohio.  This was, by far, the largest of the rural cemeteries that I photographed for this series.  It was perhaps the most recent and well kept of the lot as well.  That being said, what made this one stick out for me was the diversity of the grave markers.  The most imposing was the more recent black granite veterans memorial marker that immediately drew one's attention as it sat prominently near the entrance.  Contemporary stones (which tend not to draw the focus of my camera) were scattered about and many were adjacent to older, well-weathered, lichen-covered stones that have stood the test of time still honoring loved ones who had long since passed.  The markers that I've found draw most of my attention are those that are so old and worn that they remain as only a portion of their original size or that stand crooked and tilted within a row that likely long ago was straight and erect.  And there are the stones which mark the lives of those who have been gone well over a century and yet continue to be remembered for their brave service to their country.  Perhaps the long-lasting simple tributes of remembrance are some of the things which make cemeteries so special to me.

New Burlington Cemetery - Clinton Cou...

Gregory C. Sundra

Rural Cemeteries of Southwest Ohio series, Gallery #7, New Burlington ...

Updated: May 19, 2013 7:30pm PST

Springtime in Mount Pleasant Cemetery : Springtime walk in the back portion of Mount Pleasant

Springtime in Mount Pleasant Cemetery

John

Springtime walk in the back portion of Mount Pleasant

Updated: May 07, 2013 8:48am PST

Endgame : Photos relating to cemeteries and death

Endgame

John

Photos relating to cemeteries and death

Updated: May 07, 2013 8:47am PST

Brink of Eternity : Windows into the world beyond.

Brink of Eternity

harryjohn

Windows into the world beyond.

Updated: Mar 24, 2013 7:21pm PST

Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH : Lake View Cemetery is located on the east side of the City of Cleveland, Ohio, along the East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights borders. There are over 104,000 people buried at Lake View, with more than 700 burials each year. There are 70 acres (0.28 km2) remaining for future development. 

Known locally as "Cleveland's Outdoor Museum," Lake View Cemetery is home to the James A. Garfield Memorial, Wade Memorial Chapel, which features an interior designed by Louis Tiffany, as well as an 80,000,000-US-gallon capacity concrete-filled dam.
 
Lake View Cemetery was founded in 1869 and sits on 285 acres of land. The cemetery is so named because it is partially located in the "heights" area of Greater Cleveland, with a view of Lake Erie to the north. It was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian era England and France. The Italian stonemasons brought in to create the Cemetery founded the Cleveland neighborhood of Little Italy just to its southwest.

 The James A. Garfield Memorial is the most prominent point of interest at Lake View Cemetery. The ornate interior features a large marble statue, stained glass, bas relief, and various historical relics from Garfield's life and presidency. The monument also serves as a scenic observation deck and picnic area. President and Mrs. Garfield are entombed in the lower level crypt, their coffins placed side by side and visible to cemetery visitors.

 Another prominent structure in the cemetery is the Wade Chapel. A small-but-magnificent chapel with Tiffany windows and elaborate Biblically-inspired mosaics on the walls, the edifice is still used for small weddings and located north and down the hill from the Garfield monument. Behind the chapel is a large pond. A smaller and very well known memorial, the Angel of Death Victorious at the gravesite of the Haserot family, was created by sculptor Herman Matzen

Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH

BellaSoulPhotography

Lake View Cemetery is located on the east side of the City of Clevelan ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 4:02pm PST

Woodland Cemetery - Winter : For all the times I have photographed this cemetery, this is the first significant endeavor to capture it in the dead of winter.  Here is Woodland Cemetery after a new-fallen March snow in Dayton, Ohio.  Here you'll find the grave markers for such notables as the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Erma Bombeck.

Woodland Cemetery - Winter

Gregory C. Sundra

For all the times I have photographed this cemetery, this is the first ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2013 9:57pm PST

Sevier County, Tennessee Cemeteries : Here are some photos of graves we've taken in Sevier County, Tennessee.  We've tried to put them into alphabetical order, grouped together by cemetery.

Sevier County, Tennessee Cemeteries

irishmurr

Here are some photos of graves we've taken in Sevier County, Tennessee ...

Updated: Feb 15, 2013 1:47pm PST

Burial Hill Plymouth, Mass : Burial hill is located in Plymouth (Plimouth) MA and has been used for burials since 1620. Many Mayflower passengers/pilgrims are buried here along with Governor William Bradford.  The last burial took place in 1957. The oldest known stone on Burial Hill is that of Edward Gray in 1681.  The earliest grave markers were made of wood and do not survive today. Also buried here is John Howland and family.  He was a Mayflower passenger and one of the 13 to sign the New World Charter.  My husband (Shaun May) is one of his descendants

Burial Hill Plymouth, Mass

brickroadphoto

Burial hill is located in Plymouth (Plimouth) MA and has been used for ...

Updated: Jan 26, 2013 12:55pm PST

Mt Olivet Cemetery : In Frederick, Maryland.

Mt Olivet Cemetery

Ursus

In Frederick, Maryland.

Updated: Jan 12, 2013 3:31pm PST

"Day of the Dead"-Mexico, Alters & Cemeteries :

"Day of the Dead"-Mexico, Alters & Ce...

kelfaber

Updated: Nov 14, 2012 9:35am PST