Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

ALERT: There are two markers numbered 26-57 in Montgomery County. The other is 'Site of Mound Laboratory (1946-2003).'

26-57 Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum / Woodland Notables

Side A: Founded in 1841, Woodland is one of the nation’s oldest rural garden cemeteries, the style of which was a dramatic departure from traditional church burial grounds at the time. Woodland’s oldest portion, including Victorian Era burial sections, a Romanesque gateway, and a Tiffany chapel, forms a district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Arboretum, with over 3,000 trees on more than 200 acres, completes this outdoor museum of Dayton history. Among those buried here are cemetery founder John Van Cleve, the Wright Brothers, inventors John Patterson and Charles Kettering, poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, Col. Edward Deeds, Governor James M. Cox, and humorist Erma Bombeck.
Side B: Others buried here: David Albritton, Jordan Anderson, Eliam E. Barney, Loren M. Berry, Tom Blackburn, Jeraldyne Blunden, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Daniel C. Cooper, Ziba Crawford, Electra C. Doren, Charity Adams Earley, August Foerste, Samuel Forrer, Lewis Gunckel, Jonathan Harshman, Joseph B. Heiss, William P. Huffman, Virginia W. Kettering, Earl H. Kiser, Bessie Little, Henry C. Lowe, James H. McGee, C. J. McLin, Jr., George H. Mead, Johnny Morehouse, George Newcom, Col. Robert Patterson, Frederick Rike, James Ritty, Adam Schantz, David A. Sinclair, Preserved Smith, Levi & Matilda Stanley, Robert Steele, Henry S. Stoddard, Carl Storck, Clement L. Vallandigham, Gustav Wiedeke, Valentine Winters, Major David Zeigler
Sponsors: City of Dayton and The Ohio History Connection
Address: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Avenue, 
Location: On the left not far inside the entrance to the cemetery
Latitude: 39.7430410
Longitude: -84.1786830