THE REASON WHY I PUT THIS CEMETERY IN FIND A GRAVE!
Union Green was the burial place for many of the county's earliest pioneers. When Fairview was opened in 1882, it was proposed to move Union Green interments to Fairview so that the space could be used for a park. This apparently was done over a space of many years. When the Galion High School was built in 1917, there were apparently still graves in Union Green, because Fairview Cemetery Association donated Section 3 of Fairview for the transfer of graves from Union Green. In the 1960's when the High School was expanded, there were more graves found and removed to Fairview.
When they were removing graves, it is said that many of the families opted to not move their loved ones. These gravestones were just laid on their sides and covered over. The reason for this was probably because most of the earliest caskets were made out of simple wood boards. Most of them would have already deteriorated by the time they started moving caskets. There would have been nothing but dirt and bones. These bodies would probably not been moved. So if your ancestor was buried early on in Union Green, it is possible, if not probable that their remains are still in the ground in the old cemetery lot.
The cemetery was located in Polk Township, Crawford County, Ohio, and is # 2454 (Union Green Cemetery) in “Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003”, compiled by the Ohio Genealogical Society.
GPS Coordinates: 40.73599, -82.79193
- Added: 19 Jan 2011
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2385133
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