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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 PersonAntonín Strnad - Chržín Cemetery (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted small Classicist figural gravestone and bronze memorial tablet on the wall of cemetery Church of St. Clement (Kostel Sv. Klimenta) in cemetery of village Chržín marks gravesite of mathematician, meteorologist and patriot Antonín Strnad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/25/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBaltazar de Faria - Tomar, Portugal

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The grave of Baltazar de Faria 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: 4/23/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEdwin Link - Vestal Hills - Vestal, NY

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Edwin Link 1904-1981, inventor, is in Vestal Hills Memorial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 4/2/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonIsaac Newton Gresham - Lone Star Cemetery - Point, TX

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Isaac Newton Gresham was an agrarian spokesman and the founder of the Farmers' Union, and he is buried in Lone Star Cemetery, Point, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/31/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames Augustus "Catfish" Hunter - Hertford, North Carolina

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Jim “Catfish” Hunter was a Hall of Fame pitcher for the Oakland A’s and New York Yankees.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonColonel Hiram M. Bledsoe - Pleasant Hill, Mo.

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Hiram Bledsoe's gravestone is a marble "pointed" Confederate Memorial located on the left side back of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery - 1501 N Missouri 7 Hwy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/28/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoesph Herbert Weatherly - Norfolk, Virginia

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Joe Weatherly was one of the early stars of NASCAR and a 2015 inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/28/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge Dewey Hay - Norfolk, Virginia

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Known at the “Solemn Ole Judge,” George D. Hay, was the founder of the Grand Ole Opry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/26/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDonald Thomas Bexley - Hampton, Virginia

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Don Bexley is best known for his reoccurring role as Bubba Bexley on the TV-Series “Sanford and Son.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/26/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEmory Rains - Emory City Cemetery - Emory, TX

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Emory Rains was a prominent civic leader in the early days of Texas, and both this county and its county seat are named for him. He is buried in Emory City Cemetery, on Alexander Road, in Emory, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/18/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonRicarda Huch - Frankfurt, Main Cemetery

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The grave of the historian, author and leading intellectual Ricarda Huch is found on the Main Cemetery in Frankfurt. Thomas Mann called her "The First Lady of Germany".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 3/15/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonAlois Alzheimer, Hauptfriedhof Frankfurt am Main

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The grave of the German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer is found on the Main Cemetery in Frankfurt

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 3/15/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohann von Miquel - Frankfurt, Main Cemetery

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The grave of Johann von Miquel, a former Lord Mayor of Frankfurt who was later chosen Prussian minister of finance, is found on the Main Cemetery in Frankfurt

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 3/12/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHeinrich Hoffmann - Frankfurt, Main Cemetery

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The grave of Heinrich Hoffmann, the author of "Der Struwwelpeter", is found on the Main Cemetery in Frankfurt

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 3/10/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Sidney Pittman - Glen Oaks Cemetery - Dallas, TX

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William Sidney Pittman, a pioneer black architect whose work is only now being appreciated, is buried in Glen Oaks Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/5/2015

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGen. George Wright - Sacramento CA

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A West Point graduate who fought in the Seminole war, the Mexican war, and the Indian wars of the northwest. Died in a storm at Crescent City CA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

location: California

date approved: 3/2/2015

last visited: never

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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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