New markers have been raised all over Oberlin’s historic Westwood Cemetery. The Friends group dedicated to the 152-year-old site on Morgan Street asked city council last year to replace old, worn markers that had become difficult to read, making finding specific graves difficult. Removal of old markers and installation of new was completed by cemetery staff in November and December. The replacements have identifying letters on three sides.
The Friends of Westwood Cemetery is a community group dedicated to the preservation of cemetery grounds, stones, and stories. Through community involvement and upkeep projects it hopes to raise awareness of the cemetery and the role it has played in Oberlin. For more information or a membership brochure, call Robin Jindra at 440-775-3846.