For over 175 years Woodland Cemetery has been a revered place of eternal rest. With over 110,000 souls entrusted to its care, it is the final resting place of many of Dayton’s most distinguished residents including the Wright brothers, Erma Bombeck, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Charles Kettering.
1841 brought about the establishment of the cemetery, located on the “out-skirts of Dayton”, to fulfill the need of an expanding city. As time has proceeded on, Woodland Cemetery has been a place of remembrance and refuge for Daytonians to depend upon. Woodland looks to the future with a continued focus on the preservation of the heritage and perpetuity. With a strong consideration of how the cemetery will adapt to the ever-changing needs of the community; so that Woodland can continue to provide availability into the next century, being ever-present in all new developments as well as reconstruction plans.