Ed Marks

Cemetery Series
4:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Where is the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains?

The Chestnut St Cemetery is a tiny refuge just north of busy Downtown Cincinnati.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

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 Chestnut Street Cemetery sits almost hidden from the world. But this small plot of land is actually quite historic.
 

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