MONTHLY MEETING

The next meeting - to be announced.



Grave Markers

Fundraisers & Presentations

Check the calendar for upcoming

fundraisers and speaking events.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

The 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony to be announced.

In The News

FUNDS ARE NEEDED FOR APPROVED MARKERS

We rely on family members of the deceased, fundraisers and our other supporters' donations to supply the grave markers. Currently, 20 veteran markers and 23 civilian markers are approved for placement. Veteran markers cost $180 each (these are not now provided by the government) and $80 each for civilian markers for a total of $5,440 needed. Please donate! No amount is too small. Can we purchase the markers in time to install them before winter? Send your check today payable to Friends of Athens Asylum Cemeteries, 4515 Township Road 430, Logan, OH 43138 or use your credit card on this page to access PayPal. (Click the donate button.) All monies received are used 100% to purchase the grave markers and concrete to install them. We are an all volunteer organization. Thank you for your support!

A Documentary about this project was produced by Al Jazeera America. We have a link to watch this on our Videos & Links page.


FRIENDS OF ATHENS ASYLUM CEMETERIES


Photo by Tyler Stabile

Marker Placement

More marker placements

are pending.


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 grave markers has a three-fold purpose:

  1. To properly identify each grave in the same dignified manner as is customary in our society.
  2. To make it easier for family members and others to find those buried there.
  3. To retain historical accuracy while at the same time restore the honor of identification.


CHECK THE GRAVE DIRECTORY