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Grave of a Famous Person
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Description:
Locations of the final resting places of famous individuals.
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Many individuals throughout history have gained wide notoriety through their deeds, efforts, or contributions to society. For those whose time among the living has passed, their final resting place serves as an ideal location to reflect upon their lives, and how the world was impacted as a result of their actions.

The purpose of this category is to identify the locations of the gravesites of such famous individuals so that others might honor their memory by visiting their final resting place.

We ask that all activities related to the posting or visiting of Waymarks in this category take place showing the utmost respect for the deceased, their families, and the surrounding area.

Always keep in mind that activities within any cemetery can be a point of great sensitivity among individuals both within and outside of our community. Do not touch, deface, or place items directly on markers or headstones. Please act appropriately and responsibly when you are in the area of these final resting places, including observing all posted hours of access.
Instructions for Posting a Grave of a Famous Person Waymark:
To qualify in this category, submitted Waymarks must meet the following criteria:

1) The individual whose gravesite location is being recorded must be widely recognized, rather than just locally known.

2) To assure that a respectful period of time has gone by since the individual has passed on, only gravesites of those who were laid to rest five or more years ago can be included.

3) A respectful photograph of the grave marker or headstone must be provided. If possible, the photograph should clearly identify the deceased by name.

4) You must have personally visited the location, obtained the coordinates using a GPSr and taken the qualifying photographs while at the location. Coordinates should be taken at the actual location of the grave, or as close as reasonably possible. If the grave is located inside a building, coordinates should for the entrance to the building).

5) Gravesites must be in publicly accessible areas. Gravesites located in closed or restricted areas will not be allowed.

6) If the descriptive text provided for the waymark includes text copied in whole or in part from another web site or sites, you MUST provide a "source" reference in the description to give credit to the source from which the text was obtained. Example: "Source: http://www.wikipedia.com/Name_of_Deceased"
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a visit log for waymarks in this category, you must have personally visited the waymark location. When logging your visit, please provide a note describing your visit experience, along with any additional information about the waymark or the surrounding area that you think others may find interesting.

We especially encourage you to include any pictures that you took during your visit to the waymark. However, only respectful photographs are allowed. Logs which include photographs representing any form of disrespectful behavior (including those showing personal items placed on or near the grave location) will be subject to deletion.
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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Burroughs - NY

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John Burroughs was an "American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/15/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPatsy Cline - Winchester, Virginia

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Patsy Cline was one of the biggest stars in Country Music and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/14/2018

last visited: 6/15/2018

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Grave of a Famous PersonHarry Flood Byrd - Winchester, Va.

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Harry F. Byrd served as the 50th Governor of Virginia and represented Virginia in the United States Senate for more than 30-years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/14/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRichard Parker - Winchester, Virginia

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Judge Richard Parker was a congressman who represented Virginia in the U. S. House of Representatives. He is best know as being the judge who presided of the Trial of John Brown in 1859.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 6/14/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWoodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter - Port Neches, Texas

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Tex Ritter was one of the first of the singing cowboy in the era of western movies. He is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Texas

date approved: 6/14/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias - Beaumont, Texas

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th Century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Texas

date approved: 6/12/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPatritica Ryan Nixon - Yorba Linda, CA

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The 37th First Lady of the United States, buried next to former U.S. President and her husband Richard Nixon at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda. .

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/12/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSamuel Wilson a.k.a. Uncle Sam - Troy, NY

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A series of well places markers lead to the grave of Samuel Wilson, a.k.a. Uncle Sam, in Oakwood Cemetery at 186 Oakwood Avenue in Troy, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 6/12/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJ. P. Richardson - Beaumont, Texas

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J. P. Richardson was know to Rock & Roll fans of the 1950's as "The Big Bopper."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Texas

date approved: 6/11/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliamina Paton Fleming - Mount Auburn Cemetery - Watertown, MA

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Williamina Paton Fleming worked at the Harvard College Observatory, where she developed the Pickering-Fleming Star Cataloging System which was the basis of the system used today, and organized the staff of 'women computers' at the observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/4/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBrigadier General Stephen Elliott, Jr - Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.

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Stephen Elliott, Jr. Brigadier General C.S.A. - one of Beaufort County’s ablest soldiers of the Confederacy. His grave is marked by a Marble Obelisk & Historic Marker plaque, in St. Helena’s Episcopal Churchyard, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Carolina

date approved: 6/1/2018

last visited: 6/1/2018

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Grave of a Famous PersonWill Sampson - Hitchita, OK

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Will Sampson was an artist and rodeo performer, and is probably best known as an actor, with significant roles in "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "Poltergeist II." He is buried in Graves Creek Cemetery, Hitchita, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/30/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBrigadier General Micah Jenkins - Charleston, South Carolina

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Brigadier Brigadier General Micah Jenkins of the CSA is buried under a 15 foot obelisk. The obelisk is located in the Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Avenue Charleston, South Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/27/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonChester Harding - Springfield, MA

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The grave of 19th century portrait artist Chester Harding is located in Springfield Cemetery, 171 Maple St, Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/18/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonOZ (Walter Josef Fischer) - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Grabstein des Graffiti-Künstlers OZ (Walter Josef Fischer) auf dem Ohlsdorfer Friedhof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 5/10/2018

last visited: 5/29/2018

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Grave of a Famous Person(Colonel) John Milton Chivington - Denver, CO, USA

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The former Pastor and leader of troops of the Sand Creek Massacre in central Colorado, his slaughter of American Indian women and children began the reform movement in America regarding American Indians and ended the so-called 'Indian Wars'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/23/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLucius Morris Beebe - Wakefield, MA

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The grave of newspaper columnist, author, editor, and publisher Lucius Morris Beebe is located in a family plot in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/7/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles Curnow Scherf - Emmaville, NSW

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Squadron Leader Charles Curnow Scherf, DSO, DFC & Bar was an Australian flying ace of the Second World War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 4/5/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGustav Klimt - Wien, Austria

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Österreichischer Maler / Austrian painter

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 3/31/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLouis Aragon et Elsa Triolet - Saint Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France

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[FR] Elsa Triolet, née Ella Yourevna Kagan est une femme de lettres et résistante française d'origine russe. [EN] Louis Aragon was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 3/26/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFélix Leclerc, Île d'Orléans Qc

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Grave of Félix Leclerc located in St-Pierre Cemetery on l'Île d'Orléans.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 3/8/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJirí Raška - Roznov Pod Radhostem, Czech Republic

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Jirí Raška (4. February 1941 – 20. January 2012) was a Czech Ski Jumper and Olympics winner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/8/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLudvík Danek - Roznov Pod Radhostem, Czech Republic

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Ludvík Danek (6. Januarya 1937 – 16. November 1998) was a Czechoslovak athlete and Olympic winner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 3/8/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous Person"Judge" Roy Bean - Del Rio, TX

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Western Law Figure. Born in Mason County, Kentucky, in 1825. He died Mar. 16, 1903 in San Antonio. He is buried in Del Rio at the Whitehead Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/6/2018

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFranz Schubert - Wien, Österreich

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Ehrengrab des Komponisten Franz Schubert auf dem Zentralfriedhof in Wien

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 3/5/2018

last visited: 5/27/2017

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