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Mound Cemetery, Marietta

Categories: Cemeteries, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I live in the area and love walking around in this cemetery. The cemetery is built around a tall Indian mound (hence the name). There are a set of stairs that lead to the top of the mound for a nice v...  read more »
  • This ancient Indian burial ground in a quiet residential section of Marietta interrupts 5th Street. It's tall mound has steps installed to facilitate climbing for the view from the top. The various pl...  read more »
  • Walking around in this sacred place ...reading names...dates..learning about the history of this cemetary .More Revolutionary officers laid to rest here than any other cemetary in the United States.Cl...  read more »
  • What an awesome experience! Can't wait to come back
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