Category Archives: Cemeteries

New Companion Blog: Graveyard Rabbit of Central Ohio

Terry Thornton of Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi has started a new blogging project: the Association of Graveyard Rabbits. The purpose is to highlight tombstones, cemeteries, burial practices, etc. in specific geographic regions. This seemed like a natural fit … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel Lewis, fireman

This impressive monument is in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. The imagery on the stone immediately tell you it is the grave of a firefighter — the hydrant with the hose that outlines the stone, a helmet, a ladder, an … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: A Homemade Tombstone

A few weeks ago, I went with my parents down to Mount Tabor Cemetery in Ross County, Ohio. We hoped to find the grave of Dad’s uncle who died of influenza and pneumonia at age 2 in 1919. It is … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Creepy Angels

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday isn’t a lesson on reading a tombstone or interpreting tombstone iconography. Instead, I’d like to share what are without a doubt the creepiest angels I’ve ever seen. From Pioneer Cemetery in Westerville, Ohio: I’m adding those … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Using Your GPS in the Cemetery

Those who know me know that I love technology and, further, I love gadgets. It came as no surprise two or three years ago when I asked for a GPS unit for Christmas. What did surprise a few people was … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Friendship, Love and Truth

This tombstone for George H. Boggs is in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio. It shows membership in two organizations: the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Little Georgie

  Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus has innumerable outstanding tombstones. It is one of my favorite places to go when I need either a cemetery or photography “fix.” One of the most photographed tombstones there is that of George Blount. … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Chief Black Hoof

This week’s Tombstone Tuesday features a tombstone (or, more properly, a cenotaph) of a man you’ve probably never heard of who was part of a story that you’ve likely heard only one side of. If I were to ask you … Continue reading

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New Resource for Fairfield County, Ohio

The wonderful folks at the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society have published a tremendous research aid on their website: the Fairfield County Cemetery Index! The Fairfield County Chapter has published readings of all known cemeteries in the … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: An Impressive Monument

Every once in awhile, you come across a tombstone that makes you stop in your tracks. One such tombstone (or, rather, a monument) that did that to me was this impressive one in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis: This monument … Continue reading

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