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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 PersonEdward William Shore - Springfield, MA

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The grave of Hall of Fame hockey legend Eddie Shore is located in the first row of section A of Hillcrest Park Cemetery in Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/7/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBG Alexander Watkins Terrell, CSA -- Texas State Cemetery, Austin TX

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The tombstone for Confederate Brigadier General Alexander Watkins Terrell is listed as a state historic marker, one of many at this historic cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: 11/26/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoe Zawinul - Zentralfriedhof, Wien, Austria

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Josef Erich "Joe" Zawinul was an Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer. / Josef Erich "Joe" Zawinul war ein österreichischer Musiker und einer der einflussreichsten Jazz-Musiker des 20. Jahrhunderts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGruft der Familie Fürstenberg-Stammheim - Apollinarisberg - Remagen - RLP - Germany

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Grab von Franz Egon Graf von Fürstenberg-Stammheim

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMajor General Joseph K. F. Mansfield - Middletown, CT

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Major General Joseph Mansfield was a high ranking Union officer who was one of six generals killed at the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. He is buried in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGuillaume le Conquérant - l'abbaye aux Hommes, Caen, France

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[FR] Guillaume le Conquérant est duc de Normandie de 1035 à sa mort et roi d'Angleterre de 1066 jusqu'à sa mort en 1087. [EN] William I usually known as William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonKurt Johann Hauenstein "Supermax" - Zentralfriedhof, Wien, Austria

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Kurt Johann Hauenstein was founder and owner or the band "Supermax" / Kurt Johann Hauenstein war Gründer und Besitzer der Band "Supermax"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoseph W. Boyle Memorial - Woodstock, ON

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Memorial for the King of the Klondike

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMathilde de Flandre - Abbaye aux Dames, Caen, France

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[FR] Mathilde de Flandre fut l'épouse de Guillaume le Conquérant et donc duchesse de Normandie et reine consort d'Angleterre. [EN] Matilda of Flanders was the wife of William the Conqueror and, as such, Queen of England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDr. Samuel A. Mudd - Bryantown, Md.

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Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, treated Lincoln Assassin John Wilkes Booth for a broken leg in the early morning hours of April 15, 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Maryland

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBG James Edward Harrison, CSA -- First Street Cemetery, Waco TX

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Confederate Army Brigadier General James E. Harrison is buried in Waco's historic First Street Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: 8/29/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonEugene Francis Pitney - Somers, CT

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The grave of singer-songwriter, musician, and sound engineer Gene Pitney is located in Center Cemetery in Somers, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Pope Clement II - Bamberg, Germany

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The only known grave of a Roman-Catholic Pope north of the Alps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/13/2016

last visited: 11/28/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Heinrich Grieder - Wintersingen, BL, Switzerland

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The grave of Heinrich Grieder at the church of Wintersingen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 11/9/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonVuk Stefanovic Karadzic - Belgrade, Serbia

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Grave of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic in Belgrade, Serbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: SCG

date approved: 11/3/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDositej Obradovic - Belgrade, Serbia

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Grave of Dositej Obradovic in Belgrade, Serbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: SCG

date approved: 11/3/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDr. Henriette Goldschmidt - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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Das Grab von Dr. Henriette Goldschmidt, der bedeutenden Frauenrechtlerin, Pädagogin und Sozialpädagogin. The grave of Dr. Henriette Goldschmidt, the famous feminist, pedagogue and social pedagogue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member matefreund

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMidhad Hujdur-Hujka - Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This is a grave of a war hero, fallen and buried in Mostar in 1993.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Torgut

location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

date approved: 10/31/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Georges Christian - Hölstein, BL, Switzerland

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The grave of the most famous citizen of the municipaity has a special location near the entrance of the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 10/27/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRoger Williams - Providence, RI

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The remains of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and advocate for religious freedom, are located in Prospect Terrace Park overlooking Providence, RI.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 10/18/2016

last visited: 10/21/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Middleton - 1578–1623 - Hale, UK

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John Middleton was a famous giant from the village of Hale and bodyguard to the Sheriff of Lancashire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir James Pliny Whitney - South Dundas Township, Ontario

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James Whitney was the sixth Premier of the Province of Ontario. He served for 10 years between 1905 and 1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/16/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMatthias Claudius (1740 - 1815) - Hamburg, Germany

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Grave of the poet and journalist Matthias Claudius in Wandsbek a district of Hamburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 10/10/2016

last visited: 11/5/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonMichael Rennie (1909 – 1971), Harlow Hill Cemetery, Otley Rd, Harrogate, N Yorks, UK

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The grave of the British actor Michael Rennie.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/29/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Brown Grave - North Elba, NY

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This small gated section is where John Brown, well-known abolitionist who may have single-handedly set off the U.S. Civil War, immediate family members, and twelve of his followers at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, are buried.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 9/28/2016

last visited: never

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