Greenwood Cemetery

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Greenwood Cemetery

Location
1526 National Rd
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, 26003 USA
Phone 304-242-0270
Website
Memorials 30,490 added (67% photographed)

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In March 1866, West Virginia state founder Archibald W. Campbell, Wheeling’s mayor Andrew J. Sweeney, and other prominent citizens incorporated 37.5 acres along the National Road for the Greenwood Cemetery. Both Archibald Campbell and Andrew Sweeney were later buried in this cemetery. The grounds have expanded over the years to nearly 100 acres. More than 37,000 people are now buried in Greenwood Cemetery, many of whom were re-interred from other cemeteries that were lost to highways and building projects.

Greenwood was designed by civil engineer James Gilchrist and laid out in a park-like style popular with cemeteries in the mid-19th century. Stone cottages that can be seen in photos flank either side of the main entrance gate and were built to house the cemetery groundskeepers.

Greenwood Cemetery is a non-denominational cemetery maintained and operated by the Greenwood Cemetery Association.

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GPS Coordinates: 40.0619200, -80.6793100

  • Added: 20 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1646496