Talne Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Talne
Settlement
Tal'ne
Site address
Tal'ne Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.8863, 30.70576
Perimeter length
360 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is divided into three sections. The northern and western plots are preserved. However, the southeastern section has been demolished and built over. The cemetery is in critical condition. It is located on a crumbling hillside. Some of the tombstones are at risk of falling, while others have most likely already fallen. Some of the preserved tombstones are immersed in the ground and are barely visible from the surface. Clearance and fencing are required.
Number of existing gravestones
About 20. Some of the gravestones are located on the precipice of the ravine, which made reaching them to attain accurate dating dangerous.
Date of oldest tombstone
1825
Date of newest tombstone
1899
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Yes. The ohel and tsiyun of Admor David from Tal'ne, also known as David Tvers'kyy (died 1882).
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to the dates on the preserved matzevot it can be assumed the cemetery already existed in the early 20th century. It can first be found marked on Russian maps of the region from the 1880s and, later, on a Russian map from 1907.