Washington County Historical Society purchases new tombstones for Mound Cemetery

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Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 6:29 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio. (WTAP) -

The Washington County Historical Society purchased and replaced 26 tombstones in Mound Cemetery. They will be unveiled at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26th.

The new tombstones will be placed next to the original ones.

Former Treasurer and current member of the Historical Society Mike Ryan talked about the importance of replacing the tombstones.

Ryan said, “... and I don’t want those people’s stories to be lost so we are simply trying to preserve the history up there, make sure we know who is really buried up there, and make the information available to anyone who may come looking for it.”

This was made possible by a fund that was started by a former Marietta College Professor who studied Mound Cemetery.

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