Old Burying Ground survey and report could cost $33,000

Mayor Nancy Ferguson said she plans to present legislation at one of the next two New Albany City Council meetings for funds to restore the Old Burying Ground southeast of New Albany Village Hall.

Source: Old Burying Ground survey and report could cost $33,000

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Sharing this story and looking forward to a follow-up story. 

It would be a prudent plan for the progress of this project that the mayor and city council obtain several estimates for work needed to be done at New Albany’s Old Burying Ground.  Paying particular attention to older, more fragile markers that require special non-abrasive care to ensure they are properly cleaned, repaired, or re-set without causing any harm to them.

Also, seek to work with local groups and individuals who might desire to volunteer their time such as the Eagle Scouts or Boy Scouts.  Obtaining a WPA Cemetery Plat map from the Franklin County Recorder’s Office, if available, that lists names of veterans and pinpoints their burial locations at the cemetery would also be quite helpful. 

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