Cincinnati's Little-known Historic Cemeteries http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati's Historic Cemeteries http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnatis-historic-cemeteries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 16576 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati's Historic Cemeteries Union Baptist Cemetery and its black Civil War heroes http://wvxu.org/post/union-baptist-cemetery-and-its-black-civil-war-heroes <p>Union Baptist Cemetery is tucked away in a quiet spot off Cleves-Warsaw Road in Covedale. It’s the oldest Baptist African-American cemetery in Cincinnati, run by the oldest black Baptist congregation in the city.</p><p>It’s also a monument to about 120 free black men. During the Civil War, they took up arms and fought as soldiers against a Confederate army that would have kept their people in bondage.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 16630 at http://wvxu.org Union Baptist Cemetery and its black Civil War heroes Pioneer Cemetery is clue to Cincinnati founders http://wvxu.org/post/pioneer-cemetery-clue-cincinnati-founders <p>Cincinnati's earliest roots trace back to what is now a cemetery.</p><p align="LEFT"><a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/pioneer-memorial-cemetery">Memorial Pioneer Cemetery</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County and the second oldest in Ohio, is&nbsp;hard to find even if you're looking for it.&nbsp;It's&nbsp;tucked away, small sign and all, across from Lunken Airport.&nbsp; That's where Cincinnati Park Board naturalist Michael George is waiting.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:21:34 +0000 Ann Thompson 16161 at http://wvxu.org Pioneer Cemetery is clue to Cincinnati founders Where is the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains? http://wvxu.org/post/where-oldest-jewish-cemetery-west-allegheny-mountains <p></p><p>Just a few blocks behind Music Hall, tucked in a tiny alcove behind a large, leafy tree in the West End lays an unassuming collection of worn gray headstones. Enclosed by ivy-covered brick walls and a chain-link fence, the <a href="http://www.jcemcin.org/cemeteries/chestnut-street-cemetery-1821-1849/" target="_blank">Chestnut Street Cemetery</a> sits almost hidden from the world. But this small plot of land is actually quite historic.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Tana Weingartner 16379 at http://wvxu.org Where is the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains?