Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Green Lawn Cemetery
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.
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.
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Green Lawn Cemetery, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 41-25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #41 George H.W. Bush, the Former U.S. Presidents: #43 George W. Bush, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
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. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
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); Heather’s Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Our Unknown Dead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Council Site Between William Henry Harrison and Indians (approx. 1.2 miles away); Columbus Civic Center Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Seminary (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lucas Sullivant Home Site (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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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