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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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  • Easy access to the beautiful historic cemetery. Easy climb up to the top of the mound. Time capsule in premises. Close parking. Definite add to your itinerary  more »
  • If you are the least bit interested in United States, Ohio, or pre-colonial North American history, this is a must visit  more »
  • We had always wanted to see an Indian Mound. When we heard there were some in Marietta, we put them on our agenda. Not only did we see the actual mount but climbed up the steps to the top. Walking thr...  more »
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  • 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

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