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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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  • Marietta, Ohio was named, believe it or not, for Marie Antionette, in gratitude for French assistance during the American Revolution. This attractive cemetery includes, among others, Revolutionary...  more »
  • Everything was well maintained and signs were all over to explain it all. Great job by those who set this up and take care of it. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • This is a must stop for anyone that is in or around Marietta, Ohio... not only does the Cemetery have tons of early Pioneer, Revolutionary War folks buried in it, by the Hopewell Indian Mound which has been preserved is absolutely amazing to see.... with the Mound Ring and Trench surrounding the Burial Mound, you will be totally thrilled with this 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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