Batavia trustees discuss Christian Cemetery

The Batavia Township trustees are asking Mt. Holly Christian Church on state Route 125 to consider taking possession of the inactive cemetery, called Christian Cemetery, behind its property.

The cemetery once belonged to the Mt. Holly Christian Chapel which was located at the same site when it dissolved in 1976. At that time the township took possession of the cemetery and an easement that would allow the township access to the east side of the church.

Batavia Township administrator Rex Parsons said state law requires the township to take possession of a cemetery they know has been abandoned.