|Mound Cemetery Mound|
|U.S. National Register of Historic Places|
|Location:||5th and Scammel Sts., Marietta, Ohio|
|Added to NRHP:||February 23, 1973|
Mound Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio is home to the Great Mound (aka Conus, Mound Cemetery Mound), built by the Mound Builders, and is reportedly home to the largest number of American Revolutionary War officers buried in one location. The Great Mound was preserved by the original pioneers and city founders of the Ohio Company of Associates. Many of the founders were officers of the Revolutionary War who received land grants for military services. Among the officers of the American Revolutionary War buried in Mound Cemetery are General Rufus Putnam, General Benjamin Tupper, Commodore Abraham Whipple, and Colonel William Stacy.
|“||It was stated at the Conference that “more officers of the Revolution are buried in the Old Mound Cemetery, Marietta, than at any other place in the United States.”||”|
— DAR, American Monthly, Vol. 16 (Jan-Jun 1900), 329.
General Lafayette of France, who fought with the Americans during the Revolution, visted Marietta during 1825, and described these Marietta settlers and former soldiers: "I knew them well. I saw them fighting the battles of their country…They were the bravest of the brave. Better men never lived."
According to the Washington County Historical Society:
The origin and disappearance of the prehistoric Moundbuilders has long been shrouded in mystery. “Conus” is the burial place of chieftains. The mounds and earthworks were constructed between 800 B.C. and 700 A.D. These early inhabitants were the first farmers and artisans in the Ohio Valley and Marietta was the site of a Moundbuilders city.
The conical Great Mound at Mound Cemetery is part of a mound complex known as the Marietta Earthworks, which includes the nearby Quadranaou and Capitolium platform mounds, the Sacra Via walled mounds (largely destroyed in 1843), and additional mounds.
The Great Mound or Conus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Mound Cemetery Mound, site #73001549.