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Woodland Cemetery

 
 
Woodland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, July 22, 2009
1. Woodland Cemetery Marker
Inscription. [side A]
Howard Daniels, who lived from 1815-1863, was a noted architect and landscape gardener. Over the course of his life, he designed six Ohio and New York cemeteries, including Woodland that began in 1852 when he laid out 20 of its 60 acres into fashionable "rural cemetery" style. Later acreage in the cemetery adapted his curvilinear design. "As beautifully prepared for a burial place as fancy and taste could desire," Woodland was dedicated on June 14, 1853, and became Cleveland's primary cemetery. An ornate gatehouse, chapel, and fountains came later. Generations of Clevelanders, pioneering and prominent, as well as veterans onward from the War of 1812, are buried here. For more than a century, Woodland, in its original and newly platted sections, has embraced people from every race, the rich and poor, natives and immigrants, and the famous and obscure. It has truly become a community cemetery.

[side B]
Woodland Cemetery's first burial, which occurred on June 23, 1853, was 15-month old Fanny Langshaw. Two Ohio governors, Reuben Wood (1850-1853) and John Brough (1864-1865), are here as are several nineteenth-century Cleveland mayors. Other notables include John P. Green and William H. Clifford, African American legislators; Joseph Briggs, developer of free city mail delivery and national postal superintendent;
Woodland Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, July 22, 2009
2. Woodland Cemetery Marker
Levi Johnson, ship and house builder; J. Milton Dyer, Cleveland City Hall's architect; and Eliza Bryant, founder of the Cleveland Home of Aged Colored People. Groups that have plots for their members here are the Old Stone, Trinity, and Woodland Avenue Presbyterian congregations; Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, and Cleveland Firemen's Relief Association. Woodland Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 and was designated a Cleveland Landmark in 2008.
 
Erected 2009 by Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 89-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.291′ N, 81° 38.517′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Woodland Avenue (Ohio Route 87), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6901 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland OH 44104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Karamu House (approx. one mile away); Dunham Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Dunham Tavern Garden
Marker, in front of Woodland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, July 22, 2009
3. Marker, in front of Woodland Cemetery
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel Charles Young (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Yellow House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sarah Benedict House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The History of Hough (1799-1979) (approx. 1.5 miles away); Broadway / Slavic Village (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
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Woodland Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, July 22, 2009
4. Woodland Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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