Gath's Empty Tomb
Gath, concerned with his own burial, built this lonely tomb about 20 years before his death, which came on April 15, 1914, in New York City. By this time his great wealth had dwindled and the near penniless. Gath was buried in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cemetery instead of his own tomb as he had desired.
Gath’s empty tomb mutely symbolizes the uncertainties of Life, Fame and Fortune and the certainty of death.
Location. 39° 24.294′ N, 77° 38.346′ W. Marker is in Burkittsville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Gapland Road and Arnoldstown Road on Gapland Road. Touch for map. The empty tomb is on the grounds of Gathland State Park near the Appalachian Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Burkittsville MD 21718, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mausoleum (here, next to this marker); Troup Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Padgett’s Field: Confederate Last Stand
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.