7. Woodlawn Cemetery
| 1502 W Central Avenue | Founded in 1876, Woodlawn Cemetery epitomizes the rural cemetery movement in Toledo. Today, historic Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for 65,000 people, including many of Toledo's most prominent families. The cemetery still includes 47 acres of undeveloped land and continues to be an active cemetery with more than ample space for continuing service.
Woodlawn Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its development paralleled the growth of Toledo for much of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Although Woodlawn was considered an outstanding example of the "rural cemetery movement" when it's gates first opened, the city's expansion gradually transformed it into a quiet natural retreat well within the city limits.
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery is home to more than 300 species of trees making it one of the finest arboretums in northwest Ohio. In addition to serving as the final resting place for tens of thousands, Woodlawn is also a very popular birding area. Its 160 wooded acres provide a nesting habitat to a rich variety of birds. Woodlawn contains many architectural landmarks including the area's most extensive collection of private mausoleums, which are part of the rich history that attracts genealogists and history buffs to the cemetery.
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