Day of the Dead Festival – Greenlawn Cemetery

Background Columbus, Ohio has started to embrace more the traditions of it’s Hispanic community. VisualOhio had previously covered the Latine Heritage Parade, and now we can share some impressions of the Day of the Dead Festival. The purpose of this event is to help you experience an authentic Dia de los Muertos as it is…

State of Ohio Asylum for the Insane Cemetery

Background If you look up this cemetery on Google Maps, you’ll likely find 3 different locations represented. The one we are looking at today is adjacent to the City of Columbus Police Aviation complex. You’ll find it behind the buildings at 2130 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio. This is in what is known as the…

Franklinton Cemetery

Background In the heart of downtown Columbus is it’s origin. The first settlement, in what is now called Franklin county, was established in 1797. As the city of Columbus grew, Franklinton was annexed and incorporated in 1859. Franklinton is now a neighborhood in west downtown Columbus known primarily for its art scene and micro-brews. The…

Annie Oakley At Brock Cemetery

Born August 13, 1860, Phoebe Ann Mosey is world famously known as a sharpshooter and exhibition shooter known as Annie Oakley. Born 2 miles from Woodland, OH in Darke county, she was one of 7 children. Her father passed away when she was very young from pneumonia in 1866. She learned to shoot in order…

Famous Markers at Woodland Cemetery

Traveling in the Dayton area,  the navigator extraordinaire – Dani, found a very interesting place to visit. The Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum houses an impressive number of species of tree as well as a being the final resting place of a few famous Ohioans. The Wright Brothers and Erma Bombeck. Beyond the famously interred, the…