Monday, November 26, 2012

Oak Grove Cemetery

The Marietta Register, November 13, 1863

The first sale of lots in the new cemetery of Marietta, will take place on Wednesday of next week, 18th inst.  For particulars see advertisement.
The grounds have been laid out this Fall, and the indications all are that it will ere long be a beautiful cemetery – high ground, favorable soil, a pleasant location, and that the grounds will be tastefully adorned we have no doubt.  A bridge will probably be built across the ravine, in Wooster street, next season, making it easy to access in that direction.
Sale of Lots in Oak Grove Cemetery
The lots in several sections of Oak Grove Cemetery will be offered at Public Sale Wednesday, the 18th of November, 1863, commencing at 10 o’clock A.M.  No bids will be received at less than ten cents per square foot.
One-third of the purchase money will be required at the time of the delivery of the deed, one-third in one year and one-third in two years, with interest.  The deeds will be so drawn as to operate as a lien on the lots sold until they are paid for.
These grounds are the best adapted for use as a Cemetery of any lands near the city, the soil being similar to that in the Mound Cemetery.
Persons desirous of purchasing are invited to examine the grounds before the day of sale.
Twenty-five per cent of the purchase money will be appropriated to improving the grounds, until the grounds are paid for, when all will be applied to improvements.
T. F. Jones
A. T. Nye
Marietta, Nov. 13, 1863

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