Westwood Cemetery Memorials
In 1830s, Oberlin Founders Begin Historic Memorial Park
What began as a two-acre land purchase in the 1830s, Westwood Cemetery now stands as one of Lorain County’s iconic and historical burial parks. Kotecki Family Memorials has provided markers and monuments in Lorain County and throughout Northeast Ohio for over 125 years.
With over 9,000 memorials represented, the cemetery holds some historic family stories. US Congressman James Monroe, Cartoonist Marjorie Buell, and Lieutenant Colonel John Steele are among those interred. The cemetery is located on Morgan Street one mile west of Main Street.
Numerous burial options are available. Kotecki’s team of memorialists are knowledgeable and available to discuss monument options and regulations.
Memorial Designs, Specifications And Standards
With a 125-year history, Kotecki Family Memorials has a long legacy as both a partner and provider of custom community memorials. The work of five generations of family members is well represented throughout the Northeast Ohio area including Oberlin’s historic memorial park, Westwood Cemetery. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in the cemetery’s standards for memorial styles, granite colors, monument inscriptions, and gravesite preservation.
Two acres of land initially purchased in the 1830s from Oberlin College, Westwood Cemetery saw its first burial in August 1863. The memorial park was later dedicated June 8, 1864.
- Street Address: 455 Morgan Street
- City: Oberlin, Ohio
- County: Lorain
- Established: 1863
- Memorials: 9,105 *
Helpful Links For Creating A Custom Memorial With Kotecki
WESTWOOD CEMETERY LINKS:
Below are links to notable memorials or reference material:
- MEMORIAL: James Monroe – US Congressman For 4-Terms, Oberlin College Professor.
- MEMORIAL: Marjorie Lyman Buell – Cartoonist – “Little Lulu” – Saturday Evening Post
- MEMORIAL: John Whedon Steele – Lt, Col. – Civil War Medal Of Honor Recipient
- MEMORIAL: William Swetland – Broadway Actor – Four Decades Of Live Theatre
OTHER LOCAL CEMETERIES:
- BROOKDALE CEMETERY – Elyria, Ohio
- COLUMBIA CENTER CEMETERY – Columbia Township
- NEW RUSSIA TOWNSHIP CEMETERY – Oberlin, Ohio
- RIDGELAWN CEMETERY – Elyria, Ohio
- RIDGEVILLE CEMETERY – North Ridgeville, Ohio
- ROYALTON ROAD CEMETERY – Columbia Township
- ST. MARY CATHOLIC CEMETERY – Grafton, Ohio
- ST. PETER CATHOLIC CEMETERY – North Ridgeville, Ohio