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Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Woodlawn Cemetery

 

—Ohio Historical Marker —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, January 31, 2010
1. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1876 by a group of Toledo businessmen, Woodlawn Cemetery was designed in the tradition of the country's "rural cemetery" movement, which was first popularized in Europe in the 1830s. This movement reflects the change in American burial practices in the nineteenth century as attitudes of death changed from grim to sentimental. The cemetery's landscape emphasizes nature and art. Besides being a burial place, the cemetery is an arboretum, bird sanctuary, outdoor museum, and historical archive. Woodlawn also became a fashionable park for Toledo's residents to escape the commotion of the city. The cemetery chronicles the growth of Toledo and northwest Ohio, and is an important cultural and historic landmark in regards to community planning and development, and landscape and building architecture. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 37-48.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.686′ N, 83° 34.774′ 
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By Dale K. Benington, January 31, 2010
2. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Marker
View of the historical marker at the front entrance of the Woodlawn Cemetery.
W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Central Avenue and Auburn Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Central Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the front left side of the main Central Avenue entrance to the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1502 West Central Avenue, Toledo OH 43606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Toledo Museum of Art (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Chartered Girl Scout Council in the United States (approx. 1.6 miles away); Peter Navarre (approx. 1.9 miles away); Art Tatum (approx. 2.1 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 2.7 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
3. Prominent Citizens Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery
View of the gravesite memorial to John Gunckel, a prominent citizen of Toledo who is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
4. Prominent Citizens Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery
View of the gravesite memorial to Morrison R. Waite, a former Chief Justice of the United States and a prominent citizen of Toledo who is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
5. Prominent Citizens Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery
View of the gravesite memorial to William Harbeck, a victim of the Titanic and a prominent citizen of Toledo who is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
6. Prominent Citizens Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery
View of the gravesite memorial to James Steedman, a Civil War hero at the Battle of Chickamauga and a prominent citizen of Toledo who is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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