Wesleyan Cemetery
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Date: July 18, 2001

Cemetery: Wesleyan Cemetery
Established: 1843
Street: 4003 Colerain Ave
Type: Road-public
City: Cincinnati
County: Hamilton County
State: OH
Nation: USA
Zip: 45223-2520
Nearby: Area of Cincinnati known as Northside.
Location: Urban-developed
Land: Flat
Watersource: Yes
Features: American Revolution Veterans
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: Locks
Status: Inactive
Size: Large
Gravestones: Hundreds
Oldest: Very early 1800's
Newest: 2001
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Yes
Removed: Yes
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Yes
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Records location: LDS has film. Many records missing.
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: Yes
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Gravestones-Stolen
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Restricted access
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: Planning stages
Owner: Business
Bordering: Residential
Change: Same
Visited: Frequently
Archeology: No
Contacted: The courts. Lots of research (see mentioned links) &
Letter writing started today. Corporation owned.

Other Information

Total misuse of funds. Bodies have been "trashed" to allow new sales/burials.
Burials of American Revolutions vets are here. Lots of vets from all wars. Tons
of damage! Appears "mild" court cases of trustee. What was the office is now
sold. It's a real mess and we're forming an army to save it!

RECORDS - Wesleyan Burial Records on line (which this appears to be the
same as the published book). (Believe copied from LDS microfilm) ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/hamilton/cemeteries/wesleyan/ ...

Additional details can be found here.


I am gaining support from anyone who cares. All I can say is contact Cincinnati
City Officials, as at this point (July 2001) no one will "claim" responsibility. Our
goal is to save, rehab & document! We've contacted many, including the
Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Historical Society

Submitted by:

name: Donna M. St. Felix
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