Caskets Showing Up from Old Cheshire Cemetery

10 04 2009

Back in 1973, the Army Corps of Engineers moved the old Cheshire Cemetery in Delaware County to make way for Alum Creek Reservoir. It is estimated that they moved approximately 1,400 graves. Apparently they missed some, as several caskets have been found jutting out of the ground on the east bank of the reservoir. According to Corps spokeswoman Peggy Noel, the coroner’s office has been called in to see if the caskets contain any remains. 

The Columbus Dispatch has a story here.




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