Historical Activities
  1. Ohio Chapter, Association for Gravestone Studies Spring Meeting
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Ohio Chapter, Association for Gravestone Studies, Grange Hall, Spring meeting and presentations 10am-noon; lunch (details not firm), Cemetery tours Harlem Cemetery 1pm; old section of Fancher Cemetery 2pm. Morning presentations will include one by Vicki Tieche with stories about a couple stones in our township cemeteries. There will also be a presentation about Fredericktown Cemetery. This meeting is being hosted by Harlem Township Heritage and is open to anyone who'd like to come and hear more about local and even national work being done to fulfill their "ission to foster appreciation of the cultural significance of gravestones and burial grounds through their study and preservation" Watch for more about this event on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ohioags/ or visit the national website - https://www.gravestonestudies.org/
    April 2017
  2. Re-Reading Fancher and Maple Grove Cemeteries
    9:30 am to 2:30 pm
    The LDS Church in New Albany asked if there was a cemetery project that we could use 60-80 teenagers to help with on June 23rd. This is the project. The teenagers will be split up into groups to read sets of rows in one of the sections under the supervision of HTH members. After the additional information is collected on June 23rd, it will be typed into the master record of Fancher-Maple-Grove Cemeteries and then checked by HTH members. Once it is complete and correct it will be put on the USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project site to replace the partial reading that is currently there. If you would like to help on June 23rd (roughly 9:30am to 2:30pm) or help with the checking, please contact HTH and let us know.
    June 2017
  3. New Stone for S. E. Trout
    COMPLETED The application by Nate Reynolds for a new stone for Civil War soldier S.E. Trout was successful. The stone was delivered to the township Maintenance Department who put the stone in place with Nate keeping a careful eye on the installation.
  4. Ohio Historical Marker, in Fancher Cemetery
    TBD – but hopefully November 10, 2019
    The attempt to get approval for an Ohio Historic Marker for Richard W. Thompson failed in 2017, but, a re-attempt in 2018 was successful to the point of our also being granted $1000.00 to help with the approximate $2500.00 cost of the marker. Th installation date is totally dependent on when the state will have the marker available for us, but when they do it will be put in place in Fancher Cemetery – beside Richard Thompson’s original stone which is becoming unreadable. The marker also gives the row and grave location of the other Revolutionary War veterans buried in Fancher Cemetery.
    Nov 2019