Mound Cemetery (Marietta, Ohio)
Mound Cemetery MoundMound Cemetery with Great Mound in background
Location: 5th and Scammel Sts., Marietta, Ohio Coordinates: Coordinates: Governing body: Local NRHP Reference#:
Added to NRHP: February 23, 1973
Mound Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio is home to the Great Mound (aka Conus, Mound Cemetery Mound), built by the Mound Builders, and is reportedly home to the largest number of American Revolutionary War officers buried in one location. The Great Mound was preserved by the original pioneers and city founders of the Ohio Company of Associates. Many of the founders were officers of the Revolutionary War who received land grants for military services. Among the officers of the American Revolutionary War buried in Mound Cemetery are General Rufus Putnam, General Benjamin Tupper, Commodore Abraham Whipple, and Colonel William Stacy.
“ It was stated at the Conference that “more officers of the Revolution are buried in the Old Mound Cemetery, Marietta, than at any other place in the United States.” ”— DAR, American Monthly, Vol. 16 (Jan-Jun 1900), 329.
General Lafayette of France, who fought with the Americans during the Revolution, visited Marietta during 1825, and described these Marietta settlers and former soldiers: "I knew them well. I saw them fighting the battles of their country…They were the bravest of the brave. Better men never lived."
Great Mound or Conus
According to the Washington County Historical Society:
The origin and disappearance of the prehistoric Moundbuilders has long been shrouded in mystery. “Conus” is the burial place of chieftains. The mounds and earthworks were constructed between 800 B.C. and 700 A.D. These early inhabitants were the first farmers and artisans in the Ohio Valley and Marietta was the site of a Moundbuilders city.
The conical Great Mound at Mound Cemetery is part of a mound complex known as the Marietta Earthworks, which includes the nearby Quadranaou and Capitolium platform mounds, the Sacra Via walled mounds (largely destroyed in 1843), and additional mounds.
The Great Mound or Conus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Mound Cemetery Mound, site #73001549.
American Revolutionary War soldiers
- Col. Robert Taylor, First Burial Here
- Gen. Joseph Buell
- Maj. Ezra Putnam
- Gen. Rufus Putnam
- Andrew McAllister
- Ephraim Foster
- Gershom Flagg
- John Holt
- Surgeon Jabez True
- Griffin Greene, Sr., Quartermaster
- Commodore Abraham Whipple
- Col. Ebenezer Sproat
- Col. William Stacy, Sr.
- Gen. Benjamin Tupper
- Maj. Anselm Tupper
- Maj. Joseph Lincoln
- Capt. Nathaniel Saltonstall
- Nathaniel Dodge
- Col. Enoch Shepherd
- Jeremiah Thomas
- Samuel Hildreth, Sr.
- Judge Dudley Woodbridge
- Sala Bosworth
- Levi Lankton
- Col. Ichabod Nye
- Ephraim Emerson
- Capt. Josiah Munro
- John Green
- James Hatch
- Capt. Stanton Prentiss
- Isaac Berry
- Capt. Joseph Rogers
- Matthew Kerr
- Capt. William Moulton, Jr.
- Nathan Evans
- Gen. Joseph Willcox
- Simeon Goodwin
Rufus Putnam marker
Benjamin Tupper and Anselm Tupper marker
Abraham Whipple marker
William Stacy marker
Nath. Saltonstall marker
- List of burial mounds in the United States
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ Summers, History of Marietta, 301-09.
- ^ DAR, American Monthly, Vol. 16 (Jan-Jun 1900), 329.
- ^ Johnson, What to see in America, 224.
- ^ Cutler, Life and Times of Ephraim Cutler, 202–03.
- ^ a b Washington County Historical Society, plaque at Mound Cemetery, dated 1968.
- Cotton, Willia Dawson: Sketch of Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio, Marietta Register Print, Marietta, Ohio (1900). This historical book is available online via the Google Books Library Project at Mound Cemetery, Cotton.
- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR): American Monthly, Vol. 16, Jan-Jun 1900, R. R. Bowker Co., New York (1900) p. 329.
- Hawley, Owen: Mound Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio, Washington County Historical Society, Marietta, Ohio (1996).
- Johnson, Clifton: What to see in America, Macmillan Co., New York (1919) p. 224.
- Summers, Thomas J.: History of Marietta, The Leader Publishing Co., Marietta, Ohio (1903) pp. 301–09. This historical book is available online via the Google Books Library Project at History of Marietta, Summers.
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