Founded in 1841, Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the nation’s five oldest rural/garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical, and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio, near the University of Dayton. Thousands tour the grounds each year to visit the gravesites of Wilbur and Orville Wright, poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, Matilda and Levi Stanley, Queen and King of the Gypsies; Governor James Cox, Ohio Representative C.J. McLin, writer Erma Bombeck, Jeraldyne Blunden, founder of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company; inventor Charles F. Kettering and entrepreneurs John H. Patterson (NCR), George P. Huffman (Huffy Bicycles), George Mead (Mead Paper), and Preserved Smith (Barney & Smith Mfg. Co.). Woodland is also home to the highest point in the City of Dayton; from the top of the hill, one can see the entire city! The Romanesque gateway, chapel, and office, completed in 1889 are on the National Register of Historic Places, with the chapel featuring one of the finest original Tiffany windows in the country. This Dayton Original, and its history, will be here forever.