*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!
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:
Check the calendar for upcoming
fundraisers and speaking events.
We regret that we are unable to host the 2015 Veterans Day Ceremony.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 6:30 p.m., Wild Ginger Restaurant, 1130 N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster, OH 43130
20 Veteran and 23 civilian marker placements are pending*.