Green Lawn Cemetery

Green Lawn Cemetery (HM816)

Location: Columbus, OH 43223 Franklin County
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N 39° 56.404', W 83° 1.23'

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[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 - 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.
HM NumberHM816
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number41-25
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Green Lawn Cemetery, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 327373 N 4423059
Decimal Degrees39.94006667, -83.02050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.404', W 83° 1.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 24.24" N, 83° 1' 13.80" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 936-960 Greenfield Dr, Columbus OH 43223, US
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