Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MARIETTA: MOUND CEMETERY





The liveliest place in town.




More Revolutionary War officers lay buried in Mound Cemetery than any other graveyard.




Atop the Conus Pyramid, man-made (literally) by an ancient Native-American tribe called Adena, which existed between 1000 and 200 BC and who were extraordinarily tall (more than eight feet in height).

The remains of the Adena's ruling families and spiritual leaders lay buried here, a sacred site
surrounded at its base by a ceremonial circle.

About two thousand years after the Adena disappeared, Marietta's settlers began using the surrounding area to inter Revolutionary War veterans.

Apparitions are said to appear on top of the Conus Mound.