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Peninsular Cemetery Record Book

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Peninsular Cemetery Record Book

About this collection:

➤The land on which the Peninsular (or Peninsula) Cemetery sits was purchased by the City of Wheeling from Daniel Steenrod and opened in 1841-1842. It is located on a portion of land running from the Hempfield tunnel in East Wheeling northwest, and bounded on the east and the west by Wheeling Creek. A "pest house" was once located at the top of the old cemetery where victims of smallpox were housed. Originally 22 acres, the cemetery spanned from the Fulton neighborhood to the Manchester area, but was split in two when Interstate 70 was built in the 1960s. Currently, the City only maintains the Fulton side of the cemetery.

 The collection consists of the original record book of the Peninsular Cemetery, also known as the Peninsula Cemetery. The record book includes an alphabetical listing of names before list of plots. Dates range from 1851-1950s. Throughout the book, deeds, transfers, and other relevant paperwork is tipped in.

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