418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Cemetery Tours: The Sickly Seasons 1822-1823

Saturday May 16th, 2020

During the early years of the settlement, Marietta families faced many adversities. Fires, drownings, accidents, childbirth, and various diseases were just a few of the life threatening perils. But few dangers matched those of the “sickly seasons” of 1822 and 1823. This unknown killer decimated the community and took the lives of hundreds of local residents from all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Learn more about one of the scariest times in Marietta’s history and some of the people who were its victims.

Price: $10

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery located at 5th & Scammel Sts.

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Mound Cemetery

Fifth and Scammel Streets
Marietta, OH 45750

Mound Cemetery was established in 1801 by Marietta city founders in order to preserve the Great Mound (also known as Conus), a prehistoric Adena burial mound. The cemetery has more American Revolutionary War officers buried in it than any other cemetery in the country. Rufus Putnam and Benjamin Tupper, who founded the Ohio Company of Associates are buried in Mound Cemetery.

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