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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 PersonS. W. T. Lanham - City Greenwood Cemetery - Weatherford, TX

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S.W.T. Lanham served multiple terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming the 23rd Governor of the State of Texas. He is buried with his family in City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn A. Sutter, Jr. - Old City Cemetery - Sacramento, CA

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The grave of John A. Sutter, Jr. resides in Old City Cemetery and is noted as being the founder and planner of the city of Sacramento.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/20/2015

last visited: 3/1/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonMark Hopkins - Old City Cemetery - Sacramento, CA

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This tomb of Mark Hopkins resides in Old City Cemetery and is noted as one of the 'Big Four' in forming the Central Pacific Railroad in 1861.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 2/19/2015

last visited: 3/1/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonRosetta Wakeman AKA Lyons Wakeman-- Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette LA

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The grave of Rosetta Wakeman, famed for disguising herself as a man so that she could serve as a Union soldier during the Civil War

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 2/13/2015

last visited: 12/28/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonRabi Löw (Praha, CZ)

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Hrob židovského rabína, ucence a legendárního tvurce pražského Golema. / Grave of jewish rabbi and legendary creator of Golem.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Todak

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/10/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn W. Whiteaker - Eugene Masonic Cemetery - Eugene, OR

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This crypt in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery contains the grave of John Whiteaker and family, Oregon's first governor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPatrick Cleburne - Confederate Cemetery - Helena, AR

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Major General Patrick Cleburne is buried at the entrance to the Confederate Cemetery, overlooking Maple Hill Cemetery, Helena, AR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/22/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBishop Augustus M. Martin -- Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Natchitoches LA

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The grave of Augusts M. Martin, First Bishop of Natchitoches, inside the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches LA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 1/21/2015

last visited: 1/22/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam H. H. Clayton -- Ft. Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith AR

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The US Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Clayton served as Chief Prosecutor in Judge Isaac Parker's court in Ft. Smith. Clayton went on to secure a federal judgeship of his own in Indian Territory in 1896.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: 1/14/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonGen. Richard C. Gatlin -- Ft. Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith AR

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Confederate General Richard C. Gatlin had as unremarkable military career, but is famous nonetheless.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: 1/14/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonGen. William O. Darby -- Ft. Smith National Cemetery, Ft. Smith AR

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US Army Brigadier General William O. Darby, commander of WWII's famous "Darby's Rangers," is buried in the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith AR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Arkansas

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: 1/14/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonHans Albers - Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Hamburg, Germany

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Das Grab des Schauspielers Hans Albers / The grave of the actor Hans Albers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Astartus

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 1/11/2015

last visited: 1/27/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames Clark - Clarksville Cemetery - Clarksville, TX

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A 1936 gray granite Texas Historical Marker stands at the grave of James Clark, founder of Clarksville, TX, in Clarksville Cemetery, off of W Washington Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/3/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge and Claire Cormack - Kalispell, Montana

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This red marble obelisk is in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell's largest cemetery. It marks the final resting place of of a former state senator who might be better known for a different accomplishment and his talented artist wife, Claire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Becknell - Becknell Cemetery - Bagwell, TX

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Known as "The Father of the Santa Fe Trail," William Becknell is buried in Becknell Cemetery (aka Robbinsville Cemetery) along US 82, between Detroit and Clarksville, south of Bagwell, TX. His headstone is a 1936 Texas Centennial Marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRobert Burns Smith - Kalispell, Montana

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Robert Burns Smith, third governor of Montana, is interred at the C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Born in Kentucky, he later moved to Dillon, MT and practiced law. Before becoming Governor, he was a District Attorney and a City Attorney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/29/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMaurice Duplessis - Trois-Rivières, Québec

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la tombe de Maurice Duplessis, un des premiers ministres du Québec située dans la cimetière à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada - grave of Maurice Duplessis, one of the province of Quebec's premiers

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 12/24/2014

last visited: 12/28/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonYul Brynner's Tombstone - Centre, France

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[E] The ashes of Hollywood actor Yul Brynner were buried at the foot of this tombstone in Luze, Centre, France. [F] Les cendres de l'acteur hollywoodien Yul Brynner ont été déposées au pied de cette pierre tombale à Luze, Centre, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre, France

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: 8/18/2014

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Grave of a Famous PersonJane Todd Crawford - Graysville, IN

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Courage beyond belief, and the first to submit to new surgery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Indiana

date approved: 12/21/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBeauford Halbert Jester

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36th Governor of Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 12/16/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir Robert Rawlinson - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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Robert Rawlinson is most well known and respected for the work he performed in respect to sanitation that affected many people in the UK as well as British troops serving in the Crimean War. He is interred in Brompton Cemetery with his wife.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEmmeline Pankhurst - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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Emmeline Pankhurst was a leading British women's rights activist, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote. She is interred in Brompton Cemetery in London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Snow - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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John Snow, who discovered that cholera was a water borne rather than air borne disease, is interred in Brompton Cemetery in London. As well as his cholera discovery he was also a pioneer in the field of anaesthetics.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonArchibald M Low - Brompton Cemetery, London, UK

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Archibald M Low is interred in Brompton Cemetery in London where his final resting place is marked by a very simple headstone. Archibald Low was recognised as the "Father of radio guidance systems" due to his work in that field.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonThornton Waldo Burgess - Springfield Cemetery - Springfield, MA

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Conservationist, naturalist and famous author of children stories Thornton W. Burgess is buried in Springfield Cemetery, 171 Maple Street, Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/13/2014

last visited: never

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