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I really enjoyed this cemetery. Right smack in the middle of Austin, TX and we were the only people in this very large cemetery. Confederate soldiers, governors, various other important people makes for a very impressive graveyard and enough information for three different virtuals. Completely different than the old abandoned sites being pictured, but just as memorable.

 

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I was going to post some pictures, but it's been awhile since I've done it. Looking at help gives me the following:

 

If the admin has enabled it, you will also see a file attachments option, this will allow you to attach a file to be uploaded when making a post. Click the browse button to select a file from your computer to be uploaded. If you upload an image file, it may be shown in the content of the post, all other file types will be linked to.

 

I don't get the attachment option when trying to post. As I said I've done it in the past but don't remember how I did it. Can someone point me in the right direction?

 

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Metal markers in a cemetery near Plain, WI

 

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Great thread. Mr Dog. I love to explore old cemetery's. I have found a few prison and asylum ones too they fascinate me geocache or not. I always look for a Revolutionary War Veterans Grave when Im in an old one

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The Famous Attica Prison

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Here are a few links if your interested

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This is so much like Waymarking. These are the kind of places listed there if you can sort through it all. Really not hard to use.

http://www.Waymarkin...b8-c11238e12564

That is at least the third time you have said that, MPH. Perhaps you don't understand why I started this thread. It is about geocaching in cemeteries and why some people enjoy that aspect of geocaching.

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These are from the Midwest, some are related to puzzle caches, all have (or had) a physical cache in or just outside to the cemetery. None qualify for the Abandoned Cemeteries category in Waymarking.

 

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This is so much like Waymarking. These are the kind of places listed there if you can sort through it all. Really not hard to use.

http://www.Waymarkin...b8-c11238e12564

That is at least the third time you have said that, MPH. Perhaps you don't understand why I started this thread. It is about geocaching in cemeteries and why some people enjoy that aspect of geocaching.

+1 (we get it, MPH.)

 

I don't have any photos of the cemetery caches I have found, but I have really enjoyed the properly placed, well thought out geocaches I have found in them. From pioneer cemeteries in the mountains around Mt Hood, to the small, old cemeteries in the timber regions nearer the coast in Oregon, I have enjoyed being brought to them. I know that in most cases I never would have learned the history, or had such great stories. And I got to tell someone in their logbook and trade some swag.

 

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Very cool stuff to learn.

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This will be my last post on this thread, but here is a cemetery cache story I just thought about. A few years back I did a cemetery cache out in the sticks of Missouri. For this particular cemetery, you park along the road, then go up steps to the top of a hill, where there is a large headstone in the middle with a bunch of other headstones in a circular pattern around it. Unknown to me at the time, but this cemetery was well known as an area for paranormal activity, something about pentagrams, and witches being buried there, etc. I was just looking for the cache, which was along the perimeter. Next thing I know a guy is standing 25 yards behind me, demanding to know what I'm doing. He was a security guard. When I said geocaching, he seemed to understand, then told me the owner of the cemetery was tired of the illicit activity there and had the place under surveillance 24/7. I was told neither me nor the geocache were welcome there. He escorted me back to my car. I never did find the cache, which was archived a short time later. It was a neat cemetery, and I wish I could have spent more time there to look around.

 

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This will be my last post on this thread, but here is a cemetery cache story I just thought about. A few years back I did a cemetery cache out in the sticks of Missouri. For this particular cemetery, you park along the road, then go up steps to the top of a hill, where there is a large headstone in the middle with a bunch of other headstones in a circular pattern around it. Unknown to me at the time, but this cemetery was well known as an area for paranormal activity, something about pentagrams, and witches being buried there, etc. I was just looking for the cache, which was along the perimeter. Next thing I know a guy is standing 25 yards behind me, demanding to know what I'm doing. He was a security guard. When I said geocaching, he seemed to understand, then told me the owner of the cemetery was tired of the illicit activity there and had the place under surveillance 24/7. I was told neither me nor the geocache were welcome there. He escorted me back to my car. I never did find the cache, which was archived a short time later. It was a neat cemetery, and I wish I could have spent more time there to look around.

 

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I'm guessing it would be this cemetery? Haunt in Woodlock Cemetery (scroll down to see users comments. (Most recent comments are at the bottom)

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This will be my last post on this thread, but here is a cemetery cache story I just thought about. A few years back I did a cemetery cache out in the sticks of Missouri. For this particular cemetery, you park along the road, then go up steps to the top of a hill, where there is a large headstone in the middle with a bunch of other headstones in a circular pattern around it. Unknown to me at the time, but this cemetery was well known as an area for paranormal activity, something about pentagrams, and witches being buried there, etc. I was just looking for the cache, which was along the perimeter. Next thing I know a guy is standing 25 yards behind me, demanding to know what I'm doing. He was a security guard. When I said geocaching, he seemed to understand, then told me the owner of the cemetery was tired of the illicit activity there and had the place under surveillance 24/7. I was told neither me nor the geocache were welcome there. He escorted me back to my car. I never did find the cache, which was archived a short time later. It was a neat cemetery, and I wish I could have spent more time there to look around.

 

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I'm guessing it would be this cemetery? Haunt in Woodlock Cemetery (scroll down to see users comments. (Most recent comments are at the bottom)

 

That would be it. And as much as I love a good ghost story, I saw nothing out of the ordinary there.

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On our road trip last year I picked up and/or visited some cemeteries while caching. Here's our North Dakota pictures:

 

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All the graves had peonies by them. It was so cool.

 

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I loved how the farming came right up to the cemeteries here.

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This is a good thread and I enjoyed seeing the unusual monuments.

 

Here's one from early in my caching career, near Perth in Scotland

 

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Oh, my!! Skull and crossbones? Any idea what the other symbols mean?

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On our road trip last year I picked up and/or visited some cemeteries while caching. Here's our North Dakota pictures:

 

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I had no idea they buried buffaloes like that!

 

All the graves had peonies by them. It was so cool.

Ponies, too? I always wanted a pony.

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Here's a picture I took of a virt at the top of a short climb in Glenwood, CO A light snow was failing adding to what was already on the ground. It added a peaceful feeling to the environment. The actual location where the "Doc" is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery is unknown.

 

As an aside, we have lots of old cemeteries here in the east where caches can be found. I'll add more pics later.

 

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These two were taken while our family was caching with ODragon and Rachelhead in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia:

One thing I don't get, why do Odragon and Rachelhead always geocache together?

Because they love each other? :unsure::ph34r:

 

And they also recently were joined in matrimony :wub:

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These two were taken while our family was caching with ODragon and Rachelhead in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia:

One thing I don't get, why do Odragon and Rachelhead always geocache together?

Because they love each other? :unsure::ph34r:

 

And they also recently were joined in matrimony :wub:

Yup! :wub: I'm very happy for them. Wish I could have been there.

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Caching has taken me to some interesting cemeteries. The graves of famous people, from Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio to Wyatt Earp. Forest Lawn. Arlington. A cemetery in New Jersey where somebody's monument was a large cement car. I like to visit old graves on the wild side, overgrown and broken markers, like this one that is on the way to an earthcache in New Hampshire:

 

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But Hopper Slave Cemetery was one of those that stood out for many reasons.

 

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I could not help but add one more. This cemetery in Louisiana claims to be the home of the Pirate Lafitte, Napoleon, and John Paul Jones. We visited in the pouring rain, which I suppose added to the mystery. I used it as a locationless cache.

 

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That's too funny! A Peacock in mourning. I wonder what stone he's standing on...

 

Sidebar - who came up with the word Peacock? I'll have to wiki the name origin... curiosity spiked...

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This is a good thread and I enjoyed seeing the unusual monuments.

 

Here's one from early in my caching career, near Perth in Scotland

 

 

Oh, my!! Skull and crossbones? Any idea what the other symbols mean?

 

It seems to have been quite common to have a skull and crossbones as symbols of death. He wasn't a pirate. You can see an hour glass to the right signifying your time has run out, or something similar.

 

We also found a cache in Greyfriars graveyard in Perth on the day of last year's UK Mega. Lots of the stones had symbols of the person's occupation. This one had complete skeletons:

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I spent the last 20 minutes or so looking through the photos and reading the stories in this thread and came to the conclusion that this is one of the best threads I've read in the forums in a long time. I'll have to dig through my photos to see if I can find some worthy additions but wanted to add a couple of comments.

 

Someone mentioned the beautiful metal work in some of the photos...There's a geocacher that lives about 15 miles south of me in a pretty rural area. He's placed quite a few cemetery caches so I assumed that he just liked placing them in cemeteries. Then awhile back I was searching for a cache placed by someone else in that area and ran into him. He wasn't caching though. He was working, and specifically doing some restoration work on some really nice metalwork. I had a really nice chat with him.

 

While looking through the photos I've been listening to one of my favorite singer-songwriters (Patty Griffin). While listening to one of here more emotive and sad pieces I came across the picture of "the rock". It's still choking me up.

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Bump, because I just got around to uploading these two to this cache page

 

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Ponder the epitaph and the dates on this one:

 

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Considering the stories behind stones like this is just part of what make cemeteries so interesting.

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Caching has taken me to some interesting cemeteries. The graves of famous people, from Babe Ruth and Joe Dimaggio to Wyatt Earp. Forest Lawn. Arlington. A cemetery in New Jersey where somebody's monument was a large cement car. I like to visit old graves on the wild side, overgrown and broken markers, like this one that is on the way to an earthcache in New Hampshire:

 

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But Hopper Slave Cemetery was one of those that stood out for many reasons.

 

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I enjoy visits to graves of famous people. Here is a listing of the grave of a person connected to the Earp's. http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9CDJ_The_Grave_of_John_Wilson_Texas_Jack_Vermillion

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Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia where the recovered victims from the Titanic are buried

the Titanic headstones are arranged in the shape of a ship’s bow pointing in the same direction as the ship does in its final resting place

 

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This is a good thread and I enjoyed seeing the unusual monuments.

 

Here's one from early in my caching career, near Perth in Scotland

 

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Oh, my!! Skull and crossbones? Any idea what the other symbols mean?

OK - not sure if the quote thing worked -

 

The symbol in the middle is a Masonic apron. I recall somewhere I came across the TM DB reference, also Masonic, but I'll have to look it up.

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This is not my pic, but on the way to The Lawton Valley Cache Register in Middletown, Rhode Island, you will probably stumble on an abandoned cemetery of Slate headstones, with burials dating back to the late 1700's (the oldest I've personally ever seen).

 

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EDIT: Duh, it's a Waymark, and it's considered Portsmouth, not Middletown. In my defense, Waymarking did not exist when I found the cache in 2004. :lol:Thurston-Lawton Lot

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Very few of those that I've posted actually have the container hidden in the cemetery, and none were anywhere near the headstones. These are the things that you get to see when a cemetery cache brings you there. I have personally only seen one cemetery cache that was hidden close to a stone, and that was by a caching team that was well known for putting out poorly thought-out hides.

 

This is an awesome thread. I have always been fascinated with cemeteries and really love the very old ones. My mom and I recently found a cache at an old cemetery in town and the cache container was right in front of the headstone (almost touching it) with a large rock sitting on top of the container. You couldn't see it until you were right on top of the headstone because the grass/weeds around the headstone was very tall. It was as if they are leaving the grass around just this one headstone tall so it can hide the cache. :blink:

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Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia where the recovered victims from the Titanic are buried

the Titanic headstones are arranged in the shape of a ship’s bow pointing in the same direction as the ship does in its final resting place.

 

I may very-well be incorrect, but I thought the remains of the Titanic weren't found until the 80's. How did they know the direction the ship was pointed at it's final resting place?

 

They're probably more likely arranged the same direction the ship was facing when it went down or facing the final resting place.

 

That's still a cool memorial to the deceased.

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This is not my pic, but on the way to The Lawton Valley Cache Register in Middletown, Rhode Island, you will probably stumble on an abandoned cemetery of Slate headstones, with burials dating back to the late 1700's (the oldest I've personally ever seen).

 

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EDIT: Duh, it's a Waymark, and it's considered Portsmouth, not Middletown. In my defense, Waymarking did not exist when I found the cache in 2004. :lol:Thurston-Lawton Lot

Waymarking ain't all bad. I used a GPS and camera to mark old cemeterys before I knew about geocaching. I frequent geneology web sites, and many cemeterys are not marked. Searching for history is a great interest of mine, and some how geocaching and Waymarking found it's way in with my GPS adventures.

http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9N64_Pierson_Cemetery_near_Bellamy_in_Scott_County_Virginia

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I LOVE this thread. One of my favorite caches is called Baby McFadden GC1Q662. Its in Rochester PA (just outside of Pitt)if you ever get a chance check it out.

 

On the funny side we were looking for my husbands family in a cemetery near our house recently and I said oh look that ones says John Doe great husband father yadda yadda then on the same marker it just said mary wife of. I was like thats funny and my husband said no being a wife is the most important job you can have XOXOXOXOXo :anicute:

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This photo comes from The Talented Mr. Bean cache (it's not my photo):

 

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There's a cryptic message on this stone. It was a tough puzzle to solve back in 2004 but I'm guessing that it's probably easy to google the answer now.

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I just was at the Thompson Flat 1849 cemetary and the Pioneer cemetary (right next to each other here just outside of Oroville, CA). There isn't a cache there yet, although when I start placing caches I'd like to place one there if it's still free and if I can get permission. I didn't have my camera, I'll post pictures soon. In the Thompson Flat cemetary, there lots of foreigners, (reflecting the makeup of those who came during the gold rush. Just a few:

 

Franz L. Albrecht

of Altenberg Germany

Died Dec. 2 1868

Aged 49

 

Father Geo. F. A. Duensing

Dec. 8 1832 - Dec. 20 1920

Native of Germany

 

Our Mother

Elizabeth P. Duensing Summers

Oct. 14 1858 - Mar. 6, 1928

Native of Sweden

 

Maria, Wife of W. H. Brock

Born May 24 1808

Died Sept. 9 1878

 

Louise L. Wife of E. M. Hupe

Aged 71 Years

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Edme M. Hupe

Died Nov. 30 1906

Age 84 years

Natives of France

 

Joseph Frank

Native of Portugal

Born Mar. 16 1832

Died Nov. 26 1910

 

Next "Door" at the Pioneer Cemetary there are, among the named headstones, 94 with only one word "Unknown" and one which is marked simply "French Luey"

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I had been to this cemetery as a kid and been bored to tears as my father wrote down all the information for various family members.

Some 30 years later and I am better able to appreciate the cemetery, and there is a cache there, so this time I dragged him :D

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Nothing cool about the gravestones other than they are long gone family.

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