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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Green Lawn Cemetery

 
 
Green Lawn Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
1. Green Lawn Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription. [Marker Front]:
Landscape architect Howard Daniels designed the original portion of Green Lawn Cemetery in 1848. Noted Columbus architect Frank Packard designed Green Lawn's Chapel mausoleum, the Hayden family mausoleum, and the Packard mausoleum. Spanning over 360 acres, the cemetery's wooded setting provides a habitat for a variety of birds and other wildlife. The Chapel contains stunning stained glass windows and mosaic artwork by Tiffany & Company of New York. The monuments, obelisks, and memorials throughout the cemetery represent a wealth of artwork and a history of Columbus. As one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Ohio, Green Lawn is the resting-place of many noted individuals who have made significant contributions to Columbus, Franklin County and the nation.

[Marker Reverse]:
Interments here include: Gordon Battelle - founder of Battelle Memorial Institute, a center for creative research and invention development; Samuel Bush - president of Buckeye Steel Castings and grandfather and great grandfather of United States Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush; Dr. Lincoln Goodale - first physician to practice in Franklinton, now Columbus; P. W. Huntington - founder of Huntington National Bank in Columbus in 1866 and member of Green Lawn's Board of Trustees for over forty years; Simon Lazarus
Green Lawn Cemetery Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
2. Green Lawn Cemetery Marker (Side B)
- began Lazarus department stores in 1851; James Poindexter - barber, minister, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and first African American to be elected to Columbus City Council; James Rhodes - the longest serving governor of Ohio; Eddie Rickenbacker - famed racecar driver and World War I flying ace; Lucas Sullivant - surveyor and planner of the city of Franklinton in 1797; James Thurber - twentieth century humorist author and cartoonist; and honored veterans of every war since the Civil War.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Green Lawn Cemetery, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 41-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.404′ N, 83° 1.23′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Greenlawn Avenue, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus OH 43223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ovid Wellford Smith (approx. 0.7 miles away); Our Unknown Dead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin County Civil War Memorial
Green Lawn Cemetery Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
3. Green Lawn Cemetery Entrance and Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Council Site Between William Henry Harrison and Indians (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Seminary (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lucas Sullivant Home Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Columbus Feeder Canal / The Ohio- Erie Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Maurice Gates (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Green Lawn Cemetery web site. (Submitted on October 14, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Green Lawn Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
4. Green Lawn Cemetery Entrance
Green Lawn Cemetery Section Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
5. Green Lawn Cemetery Section Marker
Lucas Sullivant Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
6. Lucas Sullivant Monument
Founder of Franklinton (1797), the precursor of Columbus, Ohio.
Brevet Major General Frederick Phisterer Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
7. Brevet Major General Frederick Phisterer Monument
Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, among the 144,000 burials in the cemetery.
Chapel Mausoleum in Green Lawn Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2009
8. Chapel Mausoleum in Green Lawn Cemetery
Tiffany Stained Glass Window in Chapel Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2009
9. Tiffany Stained Glass Window in Chapel Mausoleum
Green Lawn Cemetery.
Tiffany Stained Glass Window Dedication in Chapel Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 20, 2009
10. Tiffany Stained Glass Window Dedication in Chapel Mausoleum
Green Lawn Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8, 9, 10. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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