The old headstone is faded and the carved letters are not easily read, but Henry Hill can once again rest in peace knowing the monument bearing his information is safely back at Clear Springs Cemetery in rural Hillsboro.
Hill’s headstone disappeared from the cemetery, probably sometime in the period of the mid-1960s to mid-1980s, according to Montgomery County Genealogical Society member Carol Berry. She also happens to be the caretaker of Clear Springs.
During that 20-year period, a rash of cemetery vandalism occurred throughout Montgomery County. Stones were broken or removed and general mischief of cemetery grounds was popular.
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