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Historic Woodlawn Cemetery

Historic Woodlawn Cemetery paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 05/29/2019
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Founded in 1876, Woodlawn Cemetery is a classic example of the type of rural cemetery that urban planners began to favor in the mid-1800s.

1502 Central Ave
Toledo , OH 43606
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 41.676990
Lon: -83.645670

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Demographic Rank: 5
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 1
Evidence: 0
Resources: 8
Retrievals: 7664
Vistor Rating: 0.0
Votes: 0

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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.

With its winding paths, gentle hills, serene lakes and towering trees, historic Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum is a perfect place for quiet remembrance and reflection. And for more than 130 years, Toledoans have come here to honor the loved ones who have passed.

Founded in 1876, Woodlawn Cemetery is a classic example of the type of rural cemetery that urban planners began to favor in the mid-1800s. Its original 160 acres were situated well outside the city limits. The beauty of nature and the work of accomplished artists and architects coalesced in its stunning park-like setting.

Over the years, leaders from every facet of Toledo society were laid to rest at Woodlawn. Their families erected elaborate family mausoleums and stunning statuary to commemorate their lives. And the city of Toledo grew up to surround the cemetery grounds creating an urban gem for generations to enjoy.

In 1998, Woodlawn Cemetery was recognized as a National Historic Site. Today, the cemetery's board of trustees is dedicated to preserving both the exquisite beauty and historic significance of the site.

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Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

A ghostly woman wearing a white dress creeps along inside the cemetery at night, primarily around the gates. It is said that she is looking for her lost daughter. Many have seen her ghost in the daytime as well and have even been asked by her if they have seen her daughter.

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3123 08/04/2019 sdonley A woman in a white dress has been seen inside the cemetery, she has even spoke to people.

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Wikipedia Entry
Added: 08/04/2019 By: sdonley
Wikipedia entry for this location.
Monument for the Ludwig Family
Added: 06/26/2022 By: sdonley
A listing on the Toledo Public Library webpage.
Added: 06/26/2022 By: sdonley
Beginning July 1, 2020, operation and management of the City's five municipal cemeteries was transferred to the staff at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum. Please contact them for any questions pertaining to City of Toledo cemeteries.
Necrology of Toledo`s Woodlawn Cemetery
Added: 06/26/2022 By: sdonley
Your Gateway to Toledo and Northwest Ohio History. Virtual museum of commercial, industrial, social, and local history and cultural heritage.
Map of Cemetery
Added: 06/26/2022 By: sdonley
A complete map of the cemetery.
Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records
Added: 06/26/2022 By: sdonley
The publication consists of three collections including burial cards, cremation records, and records of lot owners at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio. Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users.
Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, Ohio
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Welcome to Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
Added: 06/26/2022 By: sdonley
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of 65,000 individuals including many of Toledo`s most prominent families. The cemetery, which has provided more than 135 years of service to the community, still includes 47 acres of undeveloped land.

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