In 1933, the American Legion adopted a national veteran grave registration plan to help insure that the grave of every deceased veteran was included in Memorial Day services. The Depression era Works Progress Administration "adopted" the project, researching each veteran, completing a Grave Registration Card, and preparing a plat of each cemetery showing the the individual veteran gravesites. The cards were filed with the various County Recorders. In Warren County, the card file continues to be maintained by the staff of the Warren County Recorder, 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio, 45036.
The 2007 book, Warren County, Ohio Veteran Grave Registration Cards, by Mary M. Everhart, contains an abstract of the information contained on the 6,321 cards on file at the Warren County Recorderís office for burials occurring from 1814 through 2002. The cards are arranged by 128 different burial locations (many outside of Warren County), the order of which is preserved in this publication. An entry for each card contains the following
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The earliest burial recorded on the cards at the Warren County Recorders Office is that for Revolutionary War veteran, Joseph Parks (1746-1814) who is buried in Dicks Creek Cemetery in Franklin Township. An index of names recorded in the book is provided by clicking on the appropriate link below.
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