Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Mining company wants to surface-mine at West Virginia cemetery site
The Patriot Mining Company wants to relocate a Methodist church cemetery in Monongalia County, West Virginia, moving 22 graves in order to surface-mine at the location. So far, only eight people have signed consent forms to move their ancestors' remains; a hearing is set for Feb. 18 in Monongalia County Circuit Court on the matter. We will try to stay tuned for future developments
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
Where do we go when we die? This blog explores the places where cemeteries and land use intersect, and examines what urban planners and thinkers, communities and others are doing (and not doing) about cemeteries.
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.