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Cincinnati’s Wesleyan Cemetery, chartered in 1843, is the oldest continually operating cemetery in Hamilton County. Now under the jurisdiciton of the City of Cincinnati, Wesleyan is a documented part of the Underground Railroad story and is the final resting place of veterans from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf Wars. Among the veterans buried at Wesleyan are over one thousand Civil War soldiers, including many who served in the United States Colored Troops, and currently there is activity underway to research these soldiers and place updated or new markers at their graves.
Today, many people and organizations are involved in the transformation process at Wesleyan, and these organizations have given countless hours to the cause. Among the groups involved are such diverse organizations as Friends of Wesleyan, Cincnnati Park Board, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Cincinnati Public Services, Northside-College Hill Kiwanis, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War General William Lytle Camp #10, Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1st District Prince Hall Lodge Masons, and 1st District Free & Accepted Masons.
As the work continues, help is always needed. If you would like to find out more information about Wesleyan Cemetery and how you can help, contact Kathy Dahl at 513-542-2909. Kathy has also put together a pdf about Wesleyan that you can read by clicking on the link below.