The OES visited Mound Cemetery on June 16, 2001. Established in 1801 at the site of Conus Mound in Marietta, this is one of the oldest cemeteries of the Northwest Territory. Many of the people who are buried here are the founders and settlers of not only Marietta, but the entire Ohio Country. There are veterans of almost every American war interred in these hallowed grounds and is the site of the largest number of Revolutionary War officers buried in a single location. Most of the tombstones here are in very good condition and the cemetery seemed to be well taken care of. There are several notable people of Ohio's early history buried in the cemetery. Rufus Putnam first landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and was instrumental in settling the Ohio Country, founding Marietta. Ebenezer Sproat was an original surveyor of Marietta and lead the way for settlers. Sproat also served as Ohio's first sheriff for fourteen years. Return Jonathan Meigs Junior was one of Marietta's first 48 settlers, Ohio's first postmaster, fourth governor, US Senator and postmaster general. Abraham Whipple was a naval commander during the Revolutionary War. Whipple was responsible for sinking the first British ship of the Revolution and was later taken prisoner at the siege of Charleston where he was held for the remainder of the war. To read about paranormal experiences our visitor have encountered at the cemetery, Click Here.

Location Information: Active Cemetery
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