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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 PersonSamuel A. Worcester - Park Hill, OK

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Samuel Worcester devoted 31 years as a missionary to the Cherokees, and is revered by them for all he did to further their lives.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonElias Boudinot - Worcester Mission Cemetery - Park Hills, OK

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Elias Boudinot (1802-1839) was a Cherokee leader and translator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/28/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFrançois II de Bretagne - Nantes, France

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[FR] Le tombeau de François II, duc de Bretagne et de sa femme Marguerite de Foix fut réalisé en marbre de Carrare. [EN] The tomb of Francis II, Duke of Brittany is a monument located in Nantes, in the Cathedral of St. Peter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 7/26/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Marten - St Mary's Priory - Chepstow, Gwent, Wales.

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The Priory and Parish Church of St.Mary contains the tomb of Henry Marten signatory to King Charles 1st, death warrant. The Tombstone is inscribed with an acrostic epitaph. The Priory Church is located in Chepstow, Gwent, South Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2015

last visited: 7/7/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonC.Y.O'Connor - Fremantle Cemetery, , Western Australia

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An Irish born engineer responsible for the Goldfields pipeline and Fremantle Harbour

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 6/30/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJesse Chisholm - Geary, OK

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Laid to rest near the campsite where he died, Jesse Chisholm was a well-known and respected settler in early Indian Territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/26/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBon Scott - Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia

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The grave of "Bon" Scott lead singer with AC/DC

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Western Australia, Australia

date approved: 6/26/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGordon MacRae - Wyuka Cemetery - Lincoln, Ne.

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Gordon MacRae is buried in the historic Wyuka - 3600 O Street in Lincoln, Ne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Nebraska

date approved: 6/14/2015

last visited: 6/28/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonLes Paul - Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Grave of Les Paul, guitarist and inventor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member msrubble

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 6/10/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRandolph Caldecott - St. Augustine, FL

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The grave of Randolph Caldecott, a prominent 19th century illustrator of children's and other books, is located in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 6/7/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Karl Christian Erdmann von Le Coq - Glis, VS, Switzerland

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Th grave of the commanding officer of the Royal Saxon army in a cemetery in Glis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

date approved: 6/7/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Caruthers Roman Nose - Watonga, OK

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The headstone of Southern Cheyenne Chief Roman Nose is located in the Watonga Indian Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/5/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonAgnes Moorehead - Dayton OH

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Chiefly known for her role as Endora on the television in Bewitched

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Ohio

date approved: 6/4/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn W. Jones - Elmira, NY

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John W. Jones was a conductor on the underground railroad in Elmira, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/31/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge F. Johnson - Endicott, NY

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George F. Johnson took good care of the workers at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/28/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz - Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown, MA

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Louis Agassiz was a professor at Harvard University as a biologist and geologist, founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology there, furthered the discipline of the natural sciences in several ways, and is considered the father of glaciology.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/26/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMargaret Fuller Ossoli - Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown, MA

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Margaret Fuller Ossoli, along with other figures such as the Rev. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, were the core of the American Transcendentalist movement, and wrote much about women's issues.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/25/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonR. Buckminster Fuller - Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown, MA

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R. Buckminster Fuller was an architect and inventor whose contributions include popularizing geodesic domes, developing the 'Buckyball,' and developing a map projection.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/24/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCharles Bulfinch - Mt. Auburn Cemetery - Watertown, MA

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Charles Bulfinch, considered the first American born person who practiced architecture, designed many recognizable buildings such as the new Massachusetts State House and had his hand in the design of the U.S. Capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 5/24/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDom Diogo da Gama - Tomar, Portugal

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The monumental grave of Dom Diogo da Gama Prior-mor of the Order of Christ is located in the Cloister of the Cemetery in the Convent of the Order of Christ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Santarém, Portugal

date approved: 5/12/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEdward 'Ned' Kelly's Grave (Greta, Victoria)

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Ned Kelly was Australia's most famous outlaw, leader of the Kelly Gang and responsible for the murder of three policemen in 1878.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 5/11/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonElias Petty Seeley, Sr – Bridgeton, New Jersey

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Grave of the 11th governor of New Jersey at the Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: New Jersey

date approved: 5/11/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBG Joseph Lewis Hogg CSA -- Corinth MS

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A Texas pink granite headstone marks the final resting place of Brig. Gen. Joseph Lewis Hogg, who died of dysentery during the siege of Corinth, and whose remains were reinterred here in 1918.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 5/8/2015

last visited: 3/8/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonRose O'Neill Grave – Walnut Shade, Missouri

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Grave of writer, illustrator, poet, creator of the kewpie doll located in small family cemetery near Walnut Shade, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/3/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJune Carter Cash - Hendersonville, TN

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Resting place for June Carter Cash, member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame and CMT's Greatest Women in Country Music

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/29/2015

last visited: 2/23/2013

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