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DELAWARE COUNTY BURIALS
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CRAWFORD CEMETERY
Crawford Cemetery is located in the eastern peninsula of Scioto Township east of the Scioto River, west of Section Line Road, and approximately 750 feet South of SR-36 on private property owned by National Lime and Stone Company.

The cemetery is the center of controversy regarding National Lime and Stone Company's intentions.  The only evidence that remains of the cemetery is the memorial stone to the freed-slaves pictured in the photo album.  Scioto Township Trustees have removed the grave markers and placed them in a barn owned by the township.  Although township trustees claim they have no right, nor responsibility, to preserve and maintain the cemetery, they have worked in conjunction with the stone quarry to remove the stones.  Part of this controversy is with regards to Trustee Richard Moxley being an employee of National Lime and Stone Company.

David Cooper, of Ostrander, stumbled across the issues regarding Crawford Cemetery as part of an effort to document Scioto Township's history.  Township trustees continue to argue the grave markers were placed in the barn to protect them due to their being carved from sandstone.  David Cooper argues that they stones have not deteriorated at all, yet a walk through any other cemetery in Scioto Township will net you handfuls of grave markers that have deteriorated to the point they can not be read.  Yet, Scioto Township has not removed these stones and thrown them in a pile in the township barn.

PHOTO ALBUM
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Memorial Stone to Slaves of the McClure and Crawford Families
June 2006
David Cooper
Large Oak Tree in Distance Mentioned in Several Articles
June 2006

David Cooper
Memorial Stone in the Middle of the Woods
June 2006 

David Cooper
Memorial Stone Hidden in Vegetation to Left of Tire Tracks
June 2006

David Cooper
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Tire Tracks thru 
Center of Cemetery
June 2006

David Cooper
Stone Quarry Survey donated to Delaware Co. Historical Society Anonymously
David Cooper
Crawford Cemetery's Future?
David Cooper
 
IN THE NEWS
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Feb. 22, 2006 Delaware Gazette article Trustee Moxley keeps claiming notified the public of the removal of the tombstones.
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As the Dec. 1, 2006 Delaware Gazette indicates, the Gazette article says NOTHING regarding the removal of the tombstones.
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Resident and Township Spar over Cemetery
Dec. 1, 2006
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Resident and Township Spar over Cemetery
Dec. 1, 2006
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