FRIENDS OF ATHENS ASYLUM CEMETERIES
BRINGING LIGHT ON BEHALF OF A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE
We are a group of private citizens who are seeking to place identifying grave markers on each grave currently marked with only a number in the old Athens Asylum cemeteries in Athens, Ohio.
Over 1,700 people died while being treated at this asylum and were not claimed by family members. The cemeteries became their final resting place.
Our quest to install markers has a three-fold purpose:
- To properly identify each grave in the same dignified manner as is customary in our society.
- To make it easier for family members and others to find those buried there.
- To retain historical accuracy while at the same time restore the honor of identification.
Marker PlacementsEighteen civilian markers were placed on November 9, 2013.
Hocking County District Library
230 E Main St.
Logan, OH 43138
FEBRUARY 24, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
The annual Veterans Day ceremony was held on November 9, 2013 in Cemetery #1.