How about a Celebrity Grave Site POI

 

I've been thinking. I've been interested in Cemeteries and researching them for years, my GPS cemetery alert even says, "Larry, there are some dead people ahead!" One Hollywood cemetery, I found, has almost 50. I've searched and I haven't seen a POI file of Celebrity Grave Sites on the Factory. I know we have the Presidents one. So, if anyone knows the location of a famous person/celebrity's grave, give me the coordinates, or just the name/city/state, and I'll find it.

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me too

I too like to visit old cemeteries, once in Dallas I paid my respects to Bonnie and then Clyde, they are in separate cemeteries.

The Key West cemetery is different, lots of old graves from the Spanish American War and many above ground.

Here is a good source for famous people they just have to be put into a file.

Good luck to whoever decides to tackle the project.

http://www.findagrave.com/

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Celebrities

alleghany wrote:

One Hollywood cemetery, I found, has almost 50.

I loved doing the multi/virtual geocache at Forest Lawn in Glendale. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the one where you found the 50 (including the one that belongs to Penn & Teller who aren't dead)

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graves

What constitutes a celebrity? A star in ones eye is not worth the time in others. I think this would have to be several files, one for Movie stars, one for criminals etc

I'll Start...

Hank Williams Sr
-86.291007 32.385436

Oakwood Cemetery
Montgomery Al

kurzemnieks may be right

I might start out calling it a famous or well known person. Then as it grew, maybe split it into Historical figures, Celebrities, (Actors, Singers), Politicians, etc. What does anybody else think?

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quackinup, you are right

When I found that one, that's what got me thinking about this project.

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ideally

Panache wrote:

Hank Williams Sr
-86.291007 32.385436

Oakwood Cemetery
Montgomery Al

Ideally the LAT/LON from the actual gravesite and not the cemetery, here is why.

When I went on the hunt for Bonnie & Clyde burial sites two problems arouse, Bonnie’s burial cemetery was easy to find, it is still open for burials and is huge so the actual grave took me a while, and luckily a cemetery worker digging a new grave pointed me in the right direction a football field away.

Clyde on the other hand wasn’t so easy to find the cemetery (before I had GPS) the cemetery is in Dallas proper and no longer open to new burials and the gates are closed, after asking around some guy who lives across the street encouraged me to jump the eight foot high concrete fence and gave rough directions to the grave, it is a small place and easy to find once you are inside.

So my suggestion is to get the ball rolling with the cemetery LAT/LON and as people visit the graves then update to the actual gravesite.

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Harry Houdini

40.692420, -73.878590, Cypress Hills Cemetery

Take a look at street view in Google Maps. Not too shabby.

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I like this idea. There is

I like this idea. There is so much historical value to be gain from cemetaries and celeb's are just a start. You also have varies VIP's. I would look forward to this and other list of this nature.

Mount Hope Cemetary

Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester NY dates to 1838.
The cemetery hosts guided tours in the Fall.

http://www.fomh.org/

Many known locally, but others world wide. To list a few:
Hiram Sibley- Founder of Western Union
John Jacob Bausch - Bausch and Lomb
Henry Lomb - Bausch and Lomb and Founder of Rochester Institute of Tech
Susan B Anthony - For women's rights
George Selden - Inventor of the automobile
Col Nathaniel Rochester - Founder of Rochester NY
Frederick Douglas - for abolition of slavery.

-77.613623, 43.134251

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Done.

flaco wrote:
Panache wrote:

Hank Williams Sr
-86.291007 32.385436

Oakwood Cemetery
Montgomery Al

Ideally the LAT/LON from the actual gravesite and not the cemetery, here is why.

So my suggestion is to get the ball rolling with the cemetery LAT/LON and as people visit the graves then update to the actual gravesite.

That is exactly what I did.

Flaco is right

In a perfect world, the Lat/Lon of the grave site would be the ideal, but in a practical world, the Lat/Lon of the Cemetery will be a good start. Some that I can visit, (or with some POI Factory help), will have the exact coordinates. I'll be posting the first 150 in the next couple days.

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Mine are of the grave site

camerabob wrote:

40.692420, -73.878590, Cypress Hills Cemetery

Take a look at street view in Google Maps. Not too shabby.

-73.878590, 40.692420, Cypress Hills Cemetery, NY

Now in proper order

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Deadwood, SD

Having visited it a couple of times before I had a GPS, I found this information. It has some famous western historical individuals there.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/sd/lawrence/moriah/

It should be a very interesting POI file. H.

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Been there

dhamish wrote:

Having visited it a couple of times before I had a GPS, I found this information. It has some famous western historical individuals there.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/sd/lawrence/moriah/

It should be a very interesting POI file. H.

It is a great cemetery. You can walk it or take a tour. You wouldn't want to post gravesite coordinates for this one. There are too many individuals intered there.

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Find a Grave

You can get some coordinates at this website and save alot of shoe leather as well.

http://www.findagrave.com/

Celebrity cemetery sites.

I just uploaded
Famous_Gravesites_and_Criminal_points_of_interest.gpx
which is over 520 POIs of movie star, celebrity, graves and crime scenes around the country.
All descriptions are from Wikipedia and since every letter uses space I chose not to put that word on the Garmin and I do not have the internet while I am driving.
Enjoy and use as you see fit when it is posted by Miss POI

Good Job

kurzemnieks wrote:

I just uploaded
Famous_Gravesites_and_Criminal_points_of_interest.gpx
which is over 520 POIs of movie star, celebrity, graves and crime scenes around the country.
All descriptions are from Wikipedia and since every letter uses space I chose not to put that word on the Garmin and I do not have the internet while I am driving.
Enjoy and use as you see fit when it is posted by Miss POI

I have that file posted now, thanks for putting it together.

Miss POI

I would never have ever

I would never have ever thought of this as a POI. Amazing.

graves

If anyone is interested in adding Blues artists, while I was in Arkansas shooting a Blues fest I looked up some of the cemeteries in Mississippi and some in Memphis TN and took photos of the headstones for my website. www.pbase.com/dwbur

I think I kept the coordinates for most of them, I'll take a look.

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poi'd dead people!

Politicians' final resting places

alleghany wrote:

I might start out calling it a famous or well known person. Then... split it into... Politicians, etc. What does anybody else think?

What I think is that I have the lat/long for all politicians' final resting place (in .CSV format):

-hell,hell

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Send them to me

I'll format them into a POI file.

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Graves

Sounds interesting, my parents are buried near Mae West in Brooklyn NY.

Politicians

Could you make it as two lists?. One for rightists and one for leftists.

Each to their own...

kurzemnieks wrote:

What constitutes a celebrity? A star in ones eye is not worth the time in others.

Would not a name of the person buried show up on the GPS so one could decide?

Ron

it depends

RonJS wrote:
kurzemnieks wrote:

What constitutes a celebrity? A star in ones eye is not worth the time in others.

Would not a name of the person buried show up on the GPS so one could decide?

Ron

It depends on how the file is constructed. If the name of the person is used as the POI Name, then yes. Anything else as the POI Name would then show.

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Re: How about a Celebrity Grave Site POI

I just ran into this website and I thought I'd share it.
I've not read it or assessed it's value.

http://cemeteryseeker.com/?page_id=117

I've used the Midwestern

I just ran into this website and I thought I'd share it.
I've not read it or assessed it's value.

http://cemeteryseeker.com/?page_id=117

I've used the Midwestern cemetery file. It's fairly accurate, although probably not complete.

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Thanks!

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It depends on how the file is constructed. If the name of the person is used as the POI Name, then yes. Anything else as the POI Name would then show.

Thanks !

I can only hope it's the former.

Ron

Crime scene and celebrity sites

I just updated my file to include Sargent York, Audy Murphy, Jesse James an Bonnie and Clyde sites.
For now I will only update criminals and leave the movie stars to others.

Marie Laveau , Jim Morrison

Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans - coordinates are of her tomb.

St. Louis Cemetery #1
400 Basin Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
29.959081, -90.071296

Not exactly local for most of us, but Jim Morrison, former lead singer of The Doors - coordinates are close to tomb if not exact

Pere Lachaise Cemetery
6, rue du Repos, Paris 20e
Paris, France
48.859261, 2.393775

Jimmy Hoffa?

Jimmy Hoffa? Judge Crater (Joseph Force Crater)? Ambrose Bierce? And a more recent one, D B Cooper?

Wouldn't mind locations for any of those!

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Williams

The ones for Hank Sr and Audrey Williams should be G not C