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Riverview Cemetery

Riverview Cemetery paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/28/2019
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Also known in former days as the Cook Graveyard.

1399-1335 Juliana St
Parkersburg , WV 26101
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 39.273368
Lon: -81.553823

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Demographic Rank: 4
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 6
Evidence: 0
Resources: 5
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History

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Also known in former days as the Cook Graveyard. This is one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in West Virginia. Like many old Wood County burying grounds, it started as a family plot but gradually evolved into public use. For many years Riverview was called the Cook Family Cemetery, as it was located on their farm. There is some proof, however, the spot may have been a cemetery before the Cooks acquired the land, as the earliest burial in the cemetery is one B.W. Jackson who died in 1801. More distinguished Wood County citizens are buried here than in any other local cemetery. The list of famous names includes two West Virginia governors, Jacob B. Jackson and William E. Stevenson; one congressman; eight Parkersburg mayors; four clerks of the Wood County court; three Wood County sheriffs; six justices of the Wood County court and many early pioneers. Peter Van Winkle, one of the first United States Senators from West Virginia and the man who cast the deciding vote in the 1868 impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, was interred here in 1872. The shaded paths of this cemetery provide interesting walks leading visitors to unique and striking nineteenth-century tombstones. One such marker is inscripted entirely in Chinese letters and another displays a sailing ship beautifully carved in bold relief.

Added by: sdonley on 08/06/2019 DB#:520
Source(s):
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2318473/riverv...


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A statue known to locals as the "Weeping Woman" has reportedly been blamed for pulling people's hair, unbuttoning clothes, unzipping pants, and, occasionally, tripping people. Orbs and other anomalies have been captured in photographs taken at the Riverview Cemetery. Disembodied voices have been reported as well as the apparition of a man in a black coat, croaching over a grave.

Added by: sdonley on 08/06/2019 DB#:1514
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http://tovprt.blogspot.com/2011/11/the-riverview-c...


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3139 08/06/2019 sdonley People have reported seeing the statue of the "weeping woman" move.
3140 08/06/2019 sdonley Other reports such as pulling hair and tripping people have been reported around the statue.
3141 08/06/2019 sdonley Some claim that if you make a wish at 'weeping woman" statue it will come true.
3142 08/06/2019 sdonley Orbs and other anomalies have been captured in photographs.
3143 08/06/2019 sdonley Disembodied voices have been reported.
3144 08/06/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man in a black coat has been seen.

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Riverview Cemetery in Parkersburg, West Virginia - Find A Grave Cemetery
Added: 08/06/2019 By: sdonley
Also known in former days as the Cook Graveyard. This is one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in West Virginia. Like many old Wood County burying grounds, it started as a family plot...
Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State: Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg
Added: 08/06/2019 By: sdonley
Information about the location, see link for details.
Parkersburg, West Virginia: Grave of the Weeping Woman
Added: 08/06/2019 By: sdonley
Information about the location, see link for details.
The Spooky Weeping Woman Legend Of West Virginia
Added: 08/06/2019 By: sdonley
This mysterious lady is said to wander the cemetery after the sun goes down...
9 Most Haunted Cemeteries In West Virginia
Added: 08/06/2019 By: sdonley
West Virginia cemeteries tend to be the go-to place for ghost hunts, and while many are fairly quiet, these 9 are particulary active.

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