Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

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Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 81°48′42″W / 40.999691°N 81.811538°W / 40.999691; -81.811538 Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Rittman, in Wayne County, Ohio. It encompasses 273.1 acres (1.105 km2), and at the end of September 2007 had 10,019 interments.

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Dedicated in 2000, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery was the 119th National Cemetery created. Only a portion of it has been developed for use, but the rest is intended to service the interment needs of veterans and their families well into the future. The name Ohio Western Reserve refers part of the Northwest Territory, formerly known as the Connecticut Western Reserve, a tract of land in northeastern Ohio reserved by the state of Connecticut when it ceded its claims to western lands to the federal government in 1786.

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