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…

Spring Grove Cemetery

A full history from the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum can be found HERE. Having a need to handle the internment needs of the city during the 1830/1840 cholera epidemics, city professional leaders and the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association in 1844. The goal was to find a place for a cemetery that…

Greenlawn Cemetery

Written and Photography by: Andrew Livelsberger Background:Established in 1848 and located on Greenlawn Avenue in Columbus, you will be immediately taken by the layout and buildings of this local final resting place.It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Ohio and the resting place of a few famous people as well. Greenlawn Cemetery was setup…