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Historic Cemeteries of Wayne County, Ohio: Sources of Local Identity

Author(s): P. Nick Kardulias

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Program in Archaeology at the College of Wooster has collaborated for over a decade with the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society (WCCPS) in an effort to help the group meet two primary goals: (1) to record all historical cemeteries in Wayne County, Ohio, including those with no visible grave markers; (2) to educate the public about the importance of cemeteries as monuments of family, local, and regional history. The joint research provides the WCCPS with a foundation of information that both concentrates the collective memory of the community members in one accessible format and supplements their efforts by providing additional data for public forums where members discuss their work with the community. When combined with extant information about notable individuals, including the Seville Giants, buried in some of the cemeteries in the county, the work helps to foster a stronger sense of local identity.


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Historic Cemeteries of Wayne County, Ohio: Sources of Local Identity. P. Nick Kardulias. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434889)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 990

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America