Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery (HMDUE)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44104 Cuyahoga County
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N 41° 29.291', W 81° 38.517'

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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.

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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; 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.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number89-18
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWoodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 446411 N 4593151
Decimal Degrees41.48818333, -81.64195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 29.291', W 81° 38.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 29' 17.46" N, 81° 38' 31.02" W
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Area Code(s)216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6849-6971 Woodland Ave, Cleveland OH 44104, US
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