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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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Image for General and Senator John Stewart Williams, Winchester, Kentuckyview gallery

NN29.1 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeneral and Senator John Stewart Williams, Winchester, Kentucky

in Grave of a Famous Person

Final Resting Place of Confederate General, John Stewart Williams who later served the United States as a U.S. Senator in 1879. Renouned for his heroic service in the Mexican War. June 29, 1818 – July 17, 1898.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

location: Kentucky

date approved: 9/23/2009

last visited: 8/26/2009

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NWNW38.1 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Clay

in Grave of a Famous Person

Congressman, Senator, Presidential Canidate, and one of Kentucky's most famous citizens, Henry Clay was known as "The Great Compromiser."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/5/2006

last visited: 6/20/2010

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NWNW38.1 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Cabell Breckinridge

in Grave of a Famous Person

Served as the Fourteenth Vice-President of the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/27/2006

last visited: 8/4/2009

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NWNW38.6 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonAdolph Frederick Rupp

in Grave of a Famous Person

Legendary Basketball coach of the University of Kentucky Wildcats for 42-years

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/5/2006

last visited: 6/20/2010

Image for Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandlerview gallery

NWNW45.2 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonAlbert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler

in Grave of a Famous Person

A. B. "Happy" Chandler represented Kentucky in the United States Senate, and was twice elected Governor. He also served as Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1945-1950.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/5/2006

last visited: 6/21/2010

Image for James Campbell Cantrillview gallery

NWNW54.1 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames Campbell Cantrill

in Grave of a Famous Person

Politician buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Kentucky

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member FamilyTrees

location: Kentucky

date approved: 9/18/2007

last visited: 3/6/2009

Image for Daniel Booneview gallery

NWNW69.2 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonDaniel Boone

in Grave of a Famous Person

Final resting place for Daniel Boone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/20/2006

last visited: 6/28/2013

Image for Rosemary Clooney - Maysville, KYview gallery

NENE106.1 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonRosemary Clooney - Maysville, KY

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The grave of singer Rosemary Clooney is located in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Maysville, KY.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member OmegaLimit

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/10/2009

last visited: never

Image for D. W. Griffithview gallery

NWNW117.5 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonD. W. Griffith

in Grave of a Famous Person

The burial site of a pioneering Hollywood director of early motion pictures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ftknoxcache

location: Kentucky

date approved: 6/1/2010

last visited: 5/31/2010

Image for Harold Henry "Pee Wee" Reeseview gallery

NWNW125.5 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonHarold Henry "Pee Wee" Reese

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Shortstop and Captain of the Brooklyn Dodgers, instrumental in accepting Jackie Robinson as the first black player in the Major Leagues. A Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/8/2006

last visited: 5/29/2010

Image for Zachary Taylorview gallery

NWNW130.8 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonZachary Taylor

in Grave of a Famous Person

Twelfth President of the United States (1849-1850).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/7/2006

last visited: 10/21/2014

Image for Harland David "Colonel" Sandersview gallery

NWNW134.5 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonHarland David "Colonel" Sanders

in Grave of a Famous Person

A Kentucky Colonel who sold Fried Chicken that was "Finger Lickin' Good."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/6/2006

last visited: 6/20/2010

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NWNW135.2 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge Rogers Clark

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Helped establish the area this is known today as Louisville, Kentucky and during the Revolutionary War he defended and secured the area in present day Indiana, Illinois and Southern Michigan for the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Kentucky

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 7/12/2009

Image for Sergeant Alvin C. Yorkview gallery

SWSW145.8 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonSergeant Alvin C. York

in Grave of a Famous Person

Sergeant Alvin York was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I. His life was the subject of a the 1941 movie "Sgt. York," in which Gary Cooper starred in the title role.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Tennessee

date approved: 1/19/2007

last visited: 7/2/2009

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NN158.5 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoseph Hooker - Cincinnati, Ohio

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General Joe Hooker served in the Union Army during the Civil War, briefly commanding the Army of the Potomac in 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/3/2013

last visited: never

Image for Salmon P. Chase - Cincinnati, Ohioview gallery

NN158.5 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonSalmon P. Chase - Cincinnati, Ohio

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Salmon P. Chase was the 6th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and served as Treasury Secretary under President Abraham Lincoln.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/3/2013

last visited: never

Image for Miller Huggins - Cincinnati, Ohioview gallery

NN158.8 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonMiller Huggins - Cincinnati, Ohio

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Miller Huggins was the manager of the Great Yankee Teams of the 1920’s including the 1927 team known as “Murderers Row.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/3/2013

last visited: never

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NN159 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrave of Arthur Middleton Reeves

in Grave of a Famous Person

The is the runic gravestone of philologist Arthur Middleton Reeves. (1856 - 1891)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member imposterpockets

location: Ohio

date approved: 3/22/2009

last visited: never

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NN160.1 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Henry Harrison

in Grave of a Famous Person

9th President of the United States, 1841

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling

location: Ohio

date approved: 9/16/2006

last visited: 3/16/2013

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