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"Famous" Graves

angabel 2:51am, 13 August 2007
Is there a tag for "famous" graves? Have any of you taken a shot of a "famous" grave, and if so, did you travel there to take a picture or do you have any "famous" graves in your local cemeteries?

Cody's Grave 1

I just added 3 (I'll add a fourth once it turns midnight if it lets me) pictures of Cody Holp's tombstone. As the description says, he went to my high school and died tragically in the Bluffton University bus accident. He was a few years behind me (his brother was in my grade) and I went to a very small school where you knew everyone. And if you weren't on personal terms with people, you knew what they were like. Cody was a nice guy, Prom King, star baseball player.

The saddest thing is that this plot was bought, I believe, for his grandparents, and they ended up burying their grandson there. Whenever we drive past the cemetery, 9 times out of 10, there is someone out there, either his mom or another relative or a high school student. Normally I dislike a bunch of "crap" being left on the tombstone, but it's quite touching here. Someone monitors it so it won't get thrown away, and there are even lights on his grave.

On another sad note, 5 students/former students were killed from my high school in this past school year. When you go to a high school with less than 100 kids per grade level, that's a tremendous loss, and so they all have greatly affected the students there.

On a completely different note, I also have some photos of "famous" administrators and Miami University professors, but they're really only famous concerning the school, and not from a tragic accident like Cody's grave unfortunately was.
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naholm 7 years ago
Composer Gustav Holst buried in Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex, England.
Gustav Holst
Dollymae Dagger PRO 7 years ago
and yet another.....

Falco
carrollUSA 7 years ago
Sundornvic PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Sundornvic (member) 7 years ago
Here's one I found this afternoon
Mary Webb, Shropshire novelist by Sundornvic

This is Mary Webb, famous Shropshire novelist
[Lindy] 7 years ago
tony wilson

Of The Hacienda fame and the Manchester music scene.
Brule Laker PRO 7 years ago
www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/2942134331/in/set-721576...

William Hulbert was one of the founders of the National League in 1876. His tombstone at Graceland Cemetery in Chicago lists the teams in the league at the time of his death in 1882. Ironically, 34 years later the Cubs began playing a quarter-mile south of the cemetery.
pumpkin cupcake PRO 7 years ago
Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery
barb_k PRO 7 years ago
world famous name, modest resting place
(in my hometown cemetery)

gerber

gerber1
pamperedtrelatwo 7 years ago
Robert the Bruce, @ Robert the Bruce Chapel at Dunfermline Abbey, Dalmally, Scotland, GB.
2008-7-18 453 Robert the Bruce Chapel at Dunfermline Abbey by pamperedtrelatwo
pamperedtrelatwo 7 years ago
These were taken by my daughter on our trip to Scotland in July 2008. It is believed to be stolen from a grave of a Viking Warrior and placed in this graveyard on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Scotland by jonsimgab

Scotland by jonsimgab

Famous, maybe; infamous, yes!
pamperedtrelatwo 7 years ago
Does anyone know why someone would wrap a chain around a gravestone? To keep them in the ground, maybe? Infamous? Nefarious?
Unusual Gravestone with Chain by pamperedtrelatwo

Name - MacDonald, MacKinnon. Isle Orsney, Scotland.
tbower PRO 7 years ago
Just a comment:

This has been a very fascinating thread...I've looked at nearly every photo before posting my own...I'm a shameless "history geek", and this is right up my alley!
mjsawyer Posted 7 years ago. Edited by mjsawyer (member) 7 years ago
Jack Kerouac, Lowell, MA
Ti Jean

Mother Goose, Boston, MA
Mother Goose's Grave

George Johnson, Boot Hill, Tombstone, AZ
We Was Wrong
little__A PRO 7 years ago
Edinburgh, Scotland
material guy PRO 7 years ago
Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement
Mary Baker Eddy memorial
Mt. Auburn cemetery
Cambridge, MA
tammybeck PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by tammybeck (member) 7 years ago
Here are my "famous graves:

Bonnie Parker



Clyde Barrow



Michael Collins




Eamon deValera

sscornelius Posted 7 years ago. Edited by sscornelius (member) 7 years ago
The name is famous! There are several Frankenstein graves in Jewish Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

Frankenstein grave revisited
Ganos Lal 7 years ago
Dr. Francis Scobee, Commander of the Challenger, Arlington National Celemtery

Dr Scobee

Audie Murphy, Arlington National Cemetery

Audie Murphy

Robert F Kennedy, Arlington National Cemetery

RFK Grave

John and Jakie Kennedy, Arlington National Cemetery

Kennedy Burial Site


Boris Yeltsin grave at Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Boris Yeltsin grave at Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich at Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich



Nikolai Gogol at Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

 Gogol

Gogol

Anton Chekhov grave @ Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Anton Chekhov grave @ Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский (Vladimir Mayakovsky) Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский

Khruschev , Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Khruschev

Gorbachev's wife, Novodevichiy Monastery, Moscow

Gorbachev's wife

The Romanovs

The Romanovs

Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky
n2se2w Posted 7 years ago. Edited by n2se2w (member) 7 years ago
I posted a couple of pictures here. One of Stephen F. Austin. If your from Texas, Stephen F. Austin, is known as the "Father of Texas" with his famous 300. I visited the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, and the people buried in the cemetery, are all famous in the state for various reasons. And the only way to be buried in the cemetery is to hold a high ranking office in the state, or to have someone put a motion forth for you to be buried in the cemetery.

www.cemetery.state.tx.us/
avesbirder 7 years ago
Frank Gorshin (AKA - The Riddler)
gorshin2

Calvary Cemetery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Velvet is: Photography Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Velvet is: Photography (member) 7 years ago
Here lies Elvis:

Here lies Elvis
brsuich 7 years ago
a very interesting, informative, thought provoking thread
joseph a 7 years ago
Washington Roebling and Emily Warren Roebling
Cold Spring Cemetery, Nelsonville, New York

Roebling Graves
starfish235 7 years ago
loungelistener PRO 7 years ago
James Dean, star of "Giant", "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden".

Giant by loungelistener
Jim Robinson 7 years ago
This is the gravestone of the fiction character Ebenezer Scrooge in the churchyard of St Chads in Shrewsbury, England. Not actually sure who is actually under this stone (The stone was engraved for the film from a Charles Dickens book "A Christmas carol" on an existing gravestone.)

The Gravestone of Ebenezer Scrooge
Arras Photography 7 years ago
Cemetrary by Arras Photography
ontheopenroad 7 years ago
Wild Bill Hickock

Wild Bill Hickock
peaveydude 7 years ago
Jennie Wade Near by Gettysburg.

F.Villodres. Posted 7 years ago. Edited by F.Villodres. (member) 7 years ago
Goya,pintor.

Goya.

Madrid,Spain.
tigeyguz PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by tigeyguz (member) 7 years ago
here is susan b anthony at mt. hope cemetery in rochester ny

susan's grave
pamperedtrelatwo 7 years ago
Found in kirkyard in Balquhidder, Scotland.

(Helen) Mary, Widow of "Rob Roy" by pamperedtrelatwo
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Robert "Rob Roy" MacGregor by pamperedtrelatwo
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The Kirkyard, Balquhidder, Scotland by pamperedtrelatwo


Robert "Rob Roy" MacGregor's stone by pamperedtrelatwo

Notice Kilted Man shape on stone - (lean your head to right) This is "Rob Roy"s stone.

The Kirkyard, Balquhidder, Scotland by pamperedtrelatwo

On left, Wife, (Helen) Mary, widow of "Rob Roy.
In center, Robert "Rob Roy" MacGregor
On right, Coll, son of "Rob Roy"
tigeyguz PRO 7 years ago
Hubbell telescope dude

hubbell

Bausch and Lomb

bausch and lomb
Lupián 7 years ago
Tumba Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera's tomb, in the Dolores cemetery. Mexico city.
Stephan Tamminga Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Stephan Tamminga (member) 7 years ago
R.F. Kennedy's grave, Arlington

^ R.F. Kennedy

Hattori Hanzo's grave

^ Hattori Hanzo
ISIK5 7 years ago
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Grave
aeschylus18917 PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by aeschylus18917 (member) 6 years ago
Two of the gravestones of the 47 Ronin, characters in a saga of samurai honor, revenge, and "seppuku" (ritual disembowlment)
Incense Before Gravestones of Forty-Seven Ronin
grockwell61 PRO 7 years ago
Walt Whitman Grave by grockwell61
true_2_d_heart 7 years ago
You can say that again skyless_blue. I flew 10,000 miles for these photos of Magaret Mitchell and Bobby Jones' grave in Oakland, Atlanta. It's definitely a well-worth trip. My passion to capture famous graveyards also brought me to John Wesley, John Bunyan, William Wordsworth and alot more English landscape. Interested?
Grownd_Zeeroe 7 years ago
Landry
^Tom Landry

The Mick
^No introduction required.....
pannasonnik Posted 7 years ago. Edited by pannasonnik (member) 7 years ago
Germany by pannasonnik

Germany, Klingenberg aM; Anneliese Michel
victim of exorcism. for full story see Wikipedia.
pannasonnik 7 years ago
Russia by pannasonnik

Russia; St. Petersburg,
St. Peter & Pauls Cathedral; the remains of the last tsar Nicolas II, his wife and 3 of their 5 children; crown prince Alexei and grand Duchess Marie are still missing.
pannasonnik Posted 7 years ago. Edited by pannasonnik (member) 7 years ago
Turkey by pannasonnik

Turkey; Selcuk
Grave of St John the evangelist
hartleykelly PRO 7 years ago
Famous Italian Graves

Florence - Santa Croce

Florence - Santa Croce
every phrase and every sentence

the one on the back is almost famous.
Nerboo [deleted] 7 years ago
William Faulkner

Clocks slay time. Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
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inetjoker PRO 7 years ago
Found out he was not British but from Tennessee.

I was famous at one time
nikoretro 7 years ago
Father of Democrat Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. and grandfather of Maria Shriver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargent_Shriver
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Revolutionary War patriot and Westminster, MD founding father, William Winchester.
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwcsar/PatriotGraves/WilliamW...
2007051707 034

20081012 044
leyvso PRO 7 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/wircolac/3270278586/sizes/l/]

Alfred Nobel, father of the Nobel Prize.
jopasm 7 years ago
Somebody beat me to it, but here's another shot of William Faulkner's grave. It's worth noting the bottle - fans (and college students) leave bottles of Jack Daniel's (or another whiskey) on the grave as a tribute/memorial. I used to live in Oxford, so while I made the trip to take the pictures - it wasn't a long trip.

Faulkner's Grave by jopasm
pariscub PRO 7 years ago
John Hawthorne, whose name is forever linked to the Salem witches trials.

Massachusetts - Salem Tomb of John Hawthorne by pariscub
kittyholmes 7 years ago
"thats all folks"


jayne mansfield


Johnny Ramone

these were taken at hollywood forever in los angeles, which offers tours of famous graves.


ghiradhelli

ghiradhelli, who started the chocolate company of the same name.

not on the tour

elizabeth short, who is famous because her murder was the basis for the "black dahlia."

these were both taken at mountain view cemetery in oakland, california. it also has one of the "big four" railroad barons, the folgers, kaiser of kaiser healthcare, and pretty much anyone associated with the california gold rush and the settling of california in the late 1800's. lots of mayors, senators and governors. it's also a nice place for a walk, it's about 240 acres.
Marie-Hélène Cingal Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Marie-Hélène Cingal (member) 6 years ago
Milly-la-Forêt (91) pierre tombale de Jean Cocteau sur le sol de la chapelle Saint-Blaise-des-Simples qu'il a décorée.

Jean Cocteau's grave in the small church of Milly la Forêt, south of Paris.
katzenfinch PRO 6 years ago
Here’s the tomb of Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling, inventor of the Gatling Gun, in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis:

Dr. Gatling’s tomb by katzenfinch


fittingly, the view from his tomb is of a field of Civil War dead:

View from Gatling’s tomb by katzenfinch
Back to You Photography [deleted] 6 years ago
joseph a 6 years ago
Charley Patton:
Charley Patton Revisited

Elmore James:
Elmore James Grave

Elmore James Grave
fallingwater123 PRO 6 years ago
I reside in the Nashville, TN area which has an abundance of famous names from the Country genre of music. While not a fan of Country myself I did capture a lot of graves of the famous but did so with video camera rather than in photographs. I put it on YouTube and it is two parts which includes names such as Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, Tammy Wynette, Porter Wagner, Floyd Cramer, Marty Robbins and lot of others.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieSsnHPDlkw

There is another video on my YouTube page which shows the grave of Sarah Cannon (Minnie Pearl). I also have the grave of Frank Sutton on my flickr page. Frank Sutton was the actor who played the role of Sgt. Carter in Gomer Pyle USMC.
Atkins Photos PRO 6 years ago
Gordon Mac Rae lived here in Lincoln, Nebraska in his last years. I had the pleasure to see and visit with him several times at a local drugstore.

Wyuka Cemetery - May 2007 by Atkins Photos


This is the real prop from the plane of Corel Sherwood. Sherwood learned to fly and flew with Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh learned to fly here in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Wyuka Cemetery - May 2007 by Atkins Photos
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inetjoker PRO 6 years ago
fallingwater123

I am in Clarksville and go to Greenwood cemetery all the time. I have never found Frank Sutton's grave could you give me directions to it?
fallingwater123 PRO 6 years ago
Hello inetjoker,

Frank Spencer Sutton is buried in Section 12 next to the outer perimeter road in the back of the cemetery. When I say he is buried next to the road I mean that he is literally buried right next to the roadway. The family monument, however, has the name of "Spencer."

I like to divide Greenwood into two major Divisions with an older part and a newer part. The older Division are all the sections of older graves when you first come into the cemetery gate from Greenwood Avenue. The newer Division I characterize as being accessed by the lane which leads to the Corlew Mausoleum (the one with the guardian horses). Frank Sutton is on the outer perimeter road of the older division but close to that lane entering the newer division. He is toward the rear of the older Division in my characterization. Suttons grave will be on one side of the perimeter road and a wooded area will be on the other. Hope this helps.

Sgt. Carter by fallingwater123


That is his headstone but, remember, the family monument with a name legible from the roadway will be "Spencer" if memory serves me correctly. Section 12.
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inetjoker PRO 6 years ago
Thanks.
Wasabi Bob PRO 6 years ago
Joey Ramone - The Ramone's
I’m new to this group but I’ve been roaming in grave yards for the past twenty years, exploring them with my metal detector. I’ve discovered some famous people are often buried in local cemeteries. I’ll begin this discussion with a photo of Joey Ramone’s grave, from the Rock and Roll group The Ramones. Click on the photo to take you to the original post where a link to Google Maps is included in case you are in Lyndhurst, NJ and want to stop by and pay your respects!

Joey Ramone's Grave
nogger 6 years ago
Wallace Henry Hartley, bandmaster on the Titanic. In the local cemetery.

Wallace Hartley's grave

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Emily Penguin [deleted] Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Emily Penguin (member) 6 years ago
Picture 1539

George Washington's tomb, Mount Vernon, Virginia
resmith85 6 years ago
Hank Williams grave, Oakland Cemetary, Montgomery, Alabama


Hank Sr. & Audrey Williams in the Oakland Cemetary East in Montgomery, Alabama. Very curious about a group of about 40 WW2 british R.A.F. and also some French servicemen buried just to the left of Hank.
soniahhhh PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by soniahhhh (member) 6 years ago
Tomb of Columbus by soniahhhh


The tomb of Christopher Columbus in Seville Cathedral. It's tucked away in a dark corner, so it's actually quite easy to miss amongst everything.

There is some controversy about whether the remains in the tomb are actually those of Columbus, or whether he may actually be buried in the Dominican Republic .
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inetjoker PRO 6 years ago
Holmesquick
johnnyg1955 PRO 6 years ago
Not as famous as they should be, Sarah and Joseph Whitley were the first ever people "filmed" for moving pictures in the world.
First Ever Film Stars
How the mighty have fallen...

The tomb of the Dodge Brothers who created the Dodge Automotive Company ( now referred to as Chrysler ) and also had a hand in helping Henry Ford when he first started.
armykat 6 years ago
Paul Revere in Boston, MA:

Revere's Tomb
Sarahmarie315 6 years ago
This is the grave of the man who invented the cannon used in the human cannonball act
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monstercard Posted 6 years ago. Edited by monstercard (member) 6 years ago
Colonel Sanders 2

Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Seen in Cave Hill Cemetary, Louisville, Ky.
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inetjoker PRO 6 years ago
Still Finger Lick'N good.
leanne42 6 years ago
Someone already posted some but here are some of my pictures of the grave of Frederick Douglass in Mt. Hope Cemetary, Rochester NY.

I don't think the slab thing in front of the tombstone is very attractive, I wish it wasn't there.
P1010831

P1010832

P1010834
multipletrees 6 years ago
Someone mentioned TJ earlier - I just added him to the pool.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/multipletrees/3604646749/]
Davery B. 6 years ago
July 1, 2009 - Oscar by Davery B.


Look closely, and you'll see the name of someone fabulous. This was one of the most memorable (and kissable) grave sites I've ever visited.
Le Tube 6 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/letube/3634605869/sizes/m/]
Cim. Père Lachaise, Paris.
Quevillon PRO 6 years ago
Grave of Samuel Adams

Grave of Samuel Adams
jrpm12s PRO 6 years ago
Mayor Richard J. Daley, father of current Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley. Go figure.

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrpms/2203250287]
johnncox PRO 6 years ago
Not famous, but should be. The Roberts Brothers in the Old Quaker Burying Ground in Camden, SC. The youngest first, the eldest last.

PFC Gilbert E. Roberts
8/24/1920 to 9/29/1944 (Peleliu)

PFC Edman G. Roberts
10/29/1922 to 7/10/1943 (Sicily)

PFC Wilbert L. Roberts
6/16/1918 to 10/1/1944 (Italy)

Camden Quaker:  Roberts Brothers (1943 & 1944)
Dollymae Dagger PRO 6 years ago
Pilgrimage
eagle1effi PRO 6 years ago
martinwalker PRO 6 years ago
Two of the Three Bronte Sisters, Haworth, West Yorkshire, England...

Memorial to the Bronte Sisters
tarabunnyears PRO 6 years ago
I was at a wedding in Pittsburgh when someone told me that Andy Warhol's grave was right down the street. So I went. I also did some appropriate editing to the photo.

Andy Warhol Gravesite by tarabunnyears


Figment by tarabunnyears
Darkroomist 6 years ago
Edgar Allen Poe's original burial site:
Edgar Allen Poe's original grave

'Doc' Holiday:
Doc Holliday's grave
qmoline [deleted] 6 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/3657/3344208388_f6916acf52.jpg]
Salvador Dalí
1904-1989
TheDamnMushroom Posted 6 years ago. Edited by TheDamnMushroom (member) 6 years ago
Of local or Washington state history interest:

Chief Leschi, famed arbitrator between whites and Natives who couldn't talk his way out of his own wrongful execution.
Chief Leschi (with daughter Sarah in the background)

Ezra Meeker, pioneer who created Puyallup, WA and is responsible for memorializing the Oregon Trail.
Ezra Meeker - front

Important footnote: William Jeffery, a police officer who was gunned down by an outlaw (who shot two more lawmen over the next two weeks, not fatally, before he was captured) in 1894. Click for the full account.
Constable William Jeffery (shot by an escaped convict while investigating suspicious activity - Sept 30, 1894)
R~P~M PRO 6 years ago
Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laurate. St Enodoc Church, Trebetherick, Cornwall.
Betjeman Grave by R~P~M
resmith85 6 years ago
Hank Williams Sr. Grave, Oakland Cemetary, Montgomery, Alabama


HANK WILLIAMS SENIOR-- Montgomery Alabama
GrossoMatto 6 years ago
John Keats - the unnamed one on the left

John Keats' Grave, Campo Cestio, Rome
takomabibelot PRO 6 years ago
Headstone For Mathew B. Brady, 1823 [?] - January 15, 1896 (Congressional Cemetery, DC)
GrossoMatto 6 years ago
RFK

RFK
C.Mark Mabry 6 years ago
World War I ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker. 26 confirmed air kills. Recepiant of the Medal of Honor. Buried in Columbus, Ohio in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Eddie Rickenbacker
gryphon1911 [A.Live] 6 years ago
Andersen "Devil Anse" Hatfield
Of the Hatfield and McCoy feud.

Anderson Hatfield - from across the field
C.Mark Mabry 6 years ago
Brigadier General Joseph H. Potter. Fought at the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Buried in Columbus, Ohio in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Brigadier General Joseph H. Potter, U.S.
princessdisravenbeauty Posted 6 years ago. Edited by princessdisravenbeauty (member) 6 years ago
Colonel Harland Sanders is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY.

Colonel Sanders and his wife Claudia
CameliaTWU PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by CameliaTWU (member) 6 years ago
While we were in England (Oxfordshire), we shot this one of Winston Churchill's grave.

Churchill's Grave 2
chris_brearley PRO 6 years ago
The Kennedys
Arlington National Cemetery - Kennedy graves
JFK

Arlington National Cemetery - Kennedy graves
Bobby

Arlington National Cemetery - Kennedy graves
Teddy
C.Mark Mabry 6 years ago
Medal of Honor

GREENLAWN 055

Ovid Wellford Smith was a participant in the Great Locomotive Chase or The Andrews Raid on April 12, 1862 during the Civil War. Members of the raid were captured and many were executed. They were the first members of the Army to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
recentcd 6 years ago
DSCN1812
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