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Mound Cemetery, Marietta

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Mound Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio, is a historic cemetery developed around the base of a prehistoric Adena burial mound known as the Great Mound or Conus. The city founders preserved the Great Mound from destruction by establishing the city cemetery around it in 1801.

The city of Marietta was developed in 1788 by pioneers from Massachusetts, soon after the American Revolutionary War and organization of the Northwest Territory. Many of the founders were officers of the Revolutionary War who had received federal land grants for military services. Among high-ranking officers buried at the cemetery are generals Rufus Putnam and Benjamin Tupper, who were founders of the Ohio Company of Associates; as well as Commodore Abraham Whipple and Colonel William Stacy. The cemetery has the highest number of burials of American Revolutionary War officers in the country.
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  • Nestled in a beautiful neighborhood of cobbled streets and stunning homes, sits Mound Cemetery. Smack in the middle is the preserved Indian mound, which you can walk up. After the stroll up the... 
    Nestled in a beautiful neighborhood of cobbled streets and stunning homes, sits Mound Cemetery. Smack in the middle is the preserved Indian mound, which you can walk up. After the stroll up the...  more »
  • This cemetery has a big Ancient Indian Mound in the center. You can climb if you like but there are a lot of steps. At the entrance you can pull out of a box a pamphlet that has the location by... 
    This cemetery has a big Ancient Indian Mound in the center. You can climb if you like but there are a lot of steps. At the entrance you can pull out of a box a pamphlet that has the location by...  more »
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  • A truly ancient cemetary. Several of the tombstones predate the American Revolution. The centerpiece is the mound itself, overgrown with old-growth trees. Even if you don't have family buried in this cemetary, I would pay it a visit.
  • To think that my grandfather is buried with the likes of important pioneers (Col. Whipple, Dr. Samuel Hildreth, Rufus Putnam, etc.) that founded Marietta in what was then the Northwest Territories and the beautiful mound is amazing. This is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever visited. I have visited quite a few. I have been here numerous times, but this visit was brought to you by “The Pioneers” by David McCullough .

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