Several articles in the 1999 Cincinnati
Enquirer reiterated the plight of a neglected cemetery near
run articles and editorials about the 1794 Presbyterian, Fulton and
Many Cincinnatians are familiar with the
nearby Pioneer (Baptist) Cemetery, close to the Lunken Airport Terminal
Presbyterian, Fulton and
Fulton Mechanick's Cemetery (PFC), only 500 feet from
PFC stood mostly forgotten, neglected and
vandalized from about 1870. Near the
When our volunteers started in the fall of 1999, PFC was literally a jungle of honeysuckle and weeds. It was filled with trash, tires and fallen trees. Fragmented, vandalized headstones littered the landscape - we're starting to restore them now that we can see them. At least five Revolutionary War veterans rest here, including the first to receive a Purple Heart from George Washington. His headstone has not been found, but may lay among the fragments.
Individuals, groups and businesses can all participate and learn a little history.
We can assign you or your group a “plot” to manage at your convenience. Please call or email and we’ll make arrangements. We usually do group work on Sunday but you can work on your own plot any time you wish.
We concentrate on weed control. If you have a sprayer and chemicals such as Roundup (some of which you wouldn't mind donating), please bring them. Wheelbarrows and rakes are helpful. We'd like to "borrow" a commercial tree chipper, chain saws and people to operate them. We have fallen trees to cut and lots of smaller logs and branches to be chipped. You may take any of the cut or fallen wood as firewood.
If you cannot participate, perhaps you know someone who could; please pass this along. To help us defray costs (contributions may be tax deductible), please contact me. Tours of PFC are gladly provided.
To volunteer yourself, your group, your company or services, please call 513-417-0882, or email email@example.com
Bart Rosenberg, coordinator