Trip Planner:   USA  /  Ohio  /  Marietta  /  Historic Sites  /  Mound Cemetery

Mound Cemetery, Marietta

(50+ reviews on the web)
Cemetery Landmark
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.
Add Mound Cemetery and other attractions to your Marietta trip itinerary using our Marietta vacation generator.
Create a full Marietta itinerary

Plan your trip to Marietta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
  • My wife and I went to initially see the mound. Once we were there we started to investigate the grounds. We found ourselves fascinated with all the interments,the era's they represented,the ages of de...  more »
  • This cemetery is simply gorgeous. Very peaceful. Chock full of history. If I lived here I would come frequently to reflect. I came to visit my 6 times great grandfathers marker. The mound is beautiful...  more »
  • So many Graves and military in this cemetery. I was looking for American Revolution and Civil War Graves. They were scattered and hard to find. Took me till the end to figure out that the GAW was refe...  more »
  • If you're interested in the history of the area, a stroll through the cemetery is a worthwhile trip. There's a large native burial mound there with a peaceful rest stop at the top.
  • What an awesome experience! Can't wait to come back