God’s Half Acre Cemetery is the kind of place you drive right by and you might not even notice it. I know because I’ve gone by it many times and barely gave it a second look. I was reading the Sunday paper and came across this article about the God’s Half Acre Cemetery in Cincinnati. It was in disrepair and needed some TLC. I found out that there were several Revolutionary War Veterans buried there, along with the founder of Finneytown. Many of my Finneytown friends have no idea that the cemetery exists. This was right around the corner from where I live, so I took my dog Gus and headed up there.
What a beautiful setting. Most of the graves were from the early 1800’s. Some of them were broken up, but most of the head stones were in pretty good shape. The sun was just starting to poke out and the wildflowers were everywhere. I’m sort of amazed that I’ve lived near there for over 20 years but I never checked it out.
On a follow up to the story; I’ve been in contact with several local volunteers whom are interested in cleaning up the cemetery. The trees were cleaned up by Sunday afternoon (A special THANKS to our friend Matt Viola and his Forrest Lytle crew). I’ll post an update when I have more news about the clean up.
I think I’m going to start looking around, a little more!!