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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 PersonThomas (Tommy) Gold - Ithaca, NY

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The grave of Austrian-American astrophysicist Thomas (Tommy) Gold is located in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ithaca, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 7/18/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonPeter J. W. Debye - Ithaca, NY

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The grave of Dutch-American Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Peter Joseph William Debye is located in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ithaca, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 7/13/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonThomas Hopkins Gallaudet - Hartford, CT

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The grave of educator of the deaf and author of children's books on theological topics and Biblical biographies Reverend Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet is located in Cedar hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield, Avenue, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/12/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMichael John Lockwood - China Grove, NC

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Michael John Lockwood is better known to Professional Wrestling Fans at “Crash Holly.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/12/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMirabeau Buonaparte Lamar - Richmond, TX

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Morton Cemetery, formerly known as Masonic Cemetery, is the final resting place of the third President of the Republic of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

location: Texas

date approved: 7/12/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCarl Edward Sagan - Ithaca, NY

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The grave of astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, Pulitzer Prize winning author, and science communicator Carl Edward Sagan is located at the south east end of Lakeview Cemetery at 605 E Shore Dr, Ithaca, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 7/11/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles Dudley Warner - Hartford, CT

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The grave of 19th century author Charles Dudley Warner is located in Cedar hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield, Avenue, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/8/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWallace Stevens - Hartford, CT

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The grave of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Wallace Stevens is located in Cedar hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield, Avenue, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/6/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Clay Work - Hartford, CT

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The grave of author, poet, and songwriter Henry Clay Work is located in Spring Grove Cemetery at at 2035 Main St, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/4/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles Piazzi Smyth FRSE, FRS, FRAS, FRSSA, St John’s Churchyard, Sharow, N Yorks, UK

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The pyramidal grave of the Astronomer Royal of Scotland and Egyptologist Charles Piazzi Smyth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/3/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonLydia Huntley Sigourney - Hartford, CT

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The grave of 19th century poet Lydia Huntley Sigourney is located in Spring Grove Cemetery at 2035 Main St, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/3/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFolco de Baroncelli-Javon - Les saintes Maries de la Mer - France

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BARONCELLI : Le marquis qui a développé la Camargue et donné ses lettres de noblesse aux gardians. BARONCELLI: The marquis who developed the Camargue and gave his letters of nobility to the guardians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 7/2/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCollin McKinney - Van Alstyne Cem. - Van Alstyne, TX

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Collin McKinney was one of the early settlers and founders of the Republic of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn D. "Happy Jack" Chesbro - Conway, MA

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The grave of Hall of Fame baseball player John "Happy Jack" Chesbro is located in Howland Cemetery, Shelburne Falls Roda, Conway, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonArchibald MacLeish - Conway, MA

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The grave of three time Pulitzer Prize winning poet and writer Archibald MacLeish is located in Pine Grove Cemetery, Reed's Bridge Road, Conway, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/27/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Scott Memorial - Jefferson City MO

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William Scott lived from 1804 -1862. He served as the 9th Judicial Circuit Judge from 1835 to 1841. He went on to be Judge ofthe Supreme Court of Missouri from 1841 to 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/26/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Ellery Channing - Watertown, MA

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The tomb of theologian, minister, and author William Ellery Channing is located between Yarrow Path and Greenbriar Path in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/24/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHeinrich Karl Erben - Poppelsdorfer Friedhof - Bonn, Germany

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DE: Grabmahl des berühmten Paläontologen Heinrich Karl Erben. EN: Grave of the famous paleontologist Heinrich Karl Erben.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/24/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonReverend Charles Turner Torrey - Watertown, MA

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A three-sided marble monument honoring abolitionist Rev. Charles Turner Torrey is located over his grave at the intersection of Spruce Ave. and Fir Ave. in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/20/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Bartlett - Watertown, MA

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The grave of writer, editor, and publisher John Bartlett, who is famous as the author of the standard reference book "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations", is located along Ailanthus Path in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/20/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRev Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith - Eureka Springs AR

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Reverend Smith, who led a storied and colorful life, is the father of the Great Passion Play, as well as the gigantic Christ of the Ozarks statue, in Eureka Springs.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Where's George

location: Arkansas

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHorace Bushnell - Hartford, CT

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The grave of 19th century American Congregational minister, theologian, and author Horace Bushnell is located in Old North Cemetery, Plot: Section K, Lot 46, on Main Street in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFredrick Law Olmsted, Sr. - Hartford, CT

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The crypt of American landscape architect, journalist, author, and medical administrator Fredrick Law Olmsted, Sr. is located in Old North Cemetery on Main Street in the North End of Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/11/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames Strom Thurmond - Edgefield, SC

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Strom Thurmond was the oldest and 2nd longest serving Senator in the history of the United States Senate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: South Carolina

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHelen Brooke Taussig - Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown, MA

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Helen Taussig was a pioneer in the medical field for her work on "Blue Baby Syndrome" in 1944, and for this and other work, received the Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon Johnson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/10/2017

last visited: never

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