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Ohio Cemetery
Preservation Society

Many dangers face our cemeteries; such as weathering, commercial development, neglect, abandonment, vandalism and theft. The Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society (OCPS) has been formed as a response to the public's increasing awareness and appreciation of our historic cemeteries and the need to protect them.



What's New

Meeting Schedule

Restoration Projects

Ohio Cemeteries
(by County)

Cemetery Legislation

Jeopardized Cemeteries




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In addition to our work in preservation, members will enjoy field trips,
participating in a variety of ongoing projects, guided tours and
helping with the many functions that OCPS will sponsor.

Watch this site for exciting news and features as we develop!


NEW! Speaker Meetings!
Katie Karrick, Gravestone Preservation Consultant, will demonstrate
Non-Invasive Methods of Reading Fading Inscriptions.
See our
Meetings Schedule for details.

Valley View cemetery rededication. Another Cuyahoga County cemetery is saved!
Here is the
preservation report of Harper-McArthur Cemetery and a history painstakingly researched by historian Laura Palcisko.

Cemetery rededication! Read the preservation report and read a wonderfully detailed history of this cemetery in Old Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County.

What better way to memorialize Veteran's Day than working at a Revolutionary War cemetery? Here's your chance at Presbyterian-Fulton Cemetery, Hamilton County.

Before starting on any cemetery preservation project, find out all the information on techniques before getting started to prevent a situation like this in Sandusky Township, Richland County.

Let us know what's going on in your neck of the Ohio woods:

Interested in preserving Ohio's cemeteries? We are now accepting applications for our Board of Trustees positions.

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