Mt. Wood Cemetery Restoration by Wheeling Heritage
of Matching Funds Remaining
Mt. Wood Cemetery is Wheeling, West Virginia's, oldest extant cemetery. Incorporated in 1848, it is resting place for many of the area's prominent and hardworking citizens. This past year saw a grassroots movement of several local organizations and volunteers from the community come together to partner on various projects. The goal of this movement is to return the cemetery to its former glory. Long the victim of vandalism and the effects of gravity, the gravestones and monuments in this graveyard are fallen over, leaning, or in desperate need of a simple cleaning. Friends of Wheeling held a cemetery tour, bringing to life many of those that are found buried there. And, volunteers from the community, the Ohio Valley Young Preservationists and Belmont College students from the Building Preservation and Restoration program have spent countless hours working there this past Fall, to repair many of the gravestones. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the Fall of 2013.
1400 Main St.
Wheeling, WV 26003