Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Spring Grove received its charter by an act of the Ohio Legislature in January 1845. Motivated by crowded conditions of small cemeteries created by the cholera epidemics of the 1830s and 1840s, the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association in 1844 to find a location for a rural cemetery. Under the guidance of Robert Buchanan, local attorney Salmon P. Chase drafted the charter that was granted, and Spring Grove, consisting of 166 acres designed with a natural setting embellished with shrubbery, flowers, trees, and walks, was dedicated on August 28, 1845. A leader in cemetery design and the landscape “lawn plan” concept, Spring Grove officially changed its name to Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum in 1987.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 53-31.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Horticulture & Forestry. In National Historic Landmarks, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1845.
Location. 39° 9.906′ N, 84° 31.725′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Spring Grove Avenue half a mile west of Mitchell Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The cemetery is open 8-6 daily. The marker is located near the southwest corner of the cemetery at the Lakeside Mausoleum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati OH 45232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ludlow's Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Manning Ferguson Force Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (approx. 2 miles away); The Colleges and Academies of College Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
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