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List of famous people buried in Ohio, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Ohio. If you're ever visiting Ohio and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

This list features Warren G. Harding, William McKinley and more.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Ohio?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Ohio?"

From celebrity tombs at Ohio to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Ohio. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Ohio, like what year and where the person was born.

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Warren G. Harding is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 58 (1865-1923) Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States, a Republican from Ohio who served in the Ohio Senate and then in the United States Senate, where he played a minor role. With ...more

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John D. Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 98 (1839-1937) John Davison Rockefeller Sr. was an American business magnate and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. ...more

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 58 (1843-1901) William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to ...more

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Paul Lynde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 56 (1926-1982) Paul Edward Lynde was an American comedian and actor. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that often poked fun at his barely in-the-closet homosexuality, Lynde ...more

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Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 77 (1871-1948)

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Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 45 (1867-1912) Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) was the older of the two Wright brothers (the other being Orville), two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful ...more

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Ray Combs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 40 (1956-1996) Raymond Neil "Ray" Combs, Jr. was an American comedian, actor, and game show host. Combs began his professional career as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s. His popularity on the ...more

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James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 50 (1831-1881) James Abram Garfield served as the 20th President of the United States, after serving nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days—from March 4, ...more

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Anna Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 89 (1775-1864) Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, wife of President William Henry Harrison and grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison, was nominally First Lady of the United States during her husband's ...more

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 68 (1773-1841) William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first ...more

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Rutherford B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 71 (1822-1893) Rutherford Birchard Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to ...more

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Eddie Rickenbacker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 83 (1890-1973) Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in the war. He was also ...more

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Charles W. Chesnutt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 74 (1858-1932) Charles Waddell Chesnutt was a mixed race author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in ...more

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Newton D. Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 66 (1871-1937) Newton Diehl Baker, Jr. was an American politician who belonged to the Democratic Party. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915 and as U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 ...more

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Levi Coffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 79 (1798-1877) Levi Coffin was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio and his home is often called "Grand Central ...more

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Friedrich Hecker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 70 (1811-1881) Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker was a German lawyer, politician and revolutionary. He was one of the most popular speakers and agitators of the 1848 Revolution. After moving to the United States, he ...more

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Paul Laurence Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 34 (1872-1906) Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been slaves in Kentucky before the ...more

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Frances McGovern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 77 (1927-2004) Frances McGovern was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. She was born in Akron, Ohio and lived there all of her life. She was a lawyer by ...more

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David Mark Berger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 28 (1944-1972) David Mark Berger was an American-born Israeli weightlifter for the Israeli Olympic team in 1972. A lawyer by education, Berger was one of 11 members of Israel’s Olympic team who were taken ...more

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Joseph Hooker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 65 (1814-1879) Joseph Hooker was a career United States Army officer, achieving the rank of major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although he served throughout the war, usually with ...more

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Bernard Henry Kroger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 78 (1860-1938) Bernard Henry Kroger, better known as Barney Kroger, was an American businessman who created the Kroger chain of supermarkets starting in 1883.

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James Mitchell Ashley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 72 (1824-1896) James Mitchell Ashley was a U.S. congressman, territorial governor of Montana and railroad president.

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Daniel McCook, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 30 (1834-1864) Daniel McCook, Jr., one of the famed Fighting McCooks, was a brigade commander in the Union Army who was mortally wounded in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, during the American Civil

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Ernest Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 49 (1878-1927) Ernest Roland Ball was an American singer and songwriter, most famous for composing the music for the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" in 1912. He was not himself Irish. Born in ...more

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Godfrey Weitzel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 49 (1835-1884) Godfrey Weitzel was a major general in the Union army during the American Civil War, as well as the acting Mayor of New Orleans during the Federal occupation of the city.

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Kenner Garrard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 52 (1827-1879) Kenner Garrard was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. A member of one of Ohio's most prominent military families, he performed well at the Battle of Gettysburg, ...more

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Alexander McDowell McCook is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 72 (1831-1903) Alexander McDowell McCook was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War.

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Manning Force is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 75 (1824-1899) Manning Ferguson Force was a lawyer, judge and soldier from Ohio. He became known as the commander of the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and was a ...more

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Myles Thomas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 66 (1897-1963) Myles Lewis Thomas was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in State College, Pennsylvania. He threw and batted right-handed, and he was also 5 ft 9.5 in tall ...more

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Jacob Ammen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 88 (1806-1894) Jacob Ammen was a college professor, civil engineer, and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His younger brother, Daniel Ammen, was an admiral in the United States Navy.

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Mortimer Dormer Leggett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 75 (1821-1896) Mortimer Dormer Leggett was a lawyer, school administrator, professor, and major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Charles Sawyer Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 35 (1831-1866) Charles Sawyer Russell was a United States Army general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Andrew Hickenlooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 67 (1837-1904) Andrew Hickenlooper was an Ohio civil engineer, politician, industrialist, and most famously, an officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Arthur F. Devereux is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 68 (1838-1906) Arthur Forrester Devereux was a captain in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia prior to the Civil War and a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. He is notable for his expertise and ...more

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Ralph Pomeroy Buckland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 80 (1812-1892) Ralph Pomeroy Buckland was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, as well as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and an executive of the Union Pacific Railroad ...more

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Allen Trimble is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 87 (1783-1870) Allen Trimble was a Federalist and National Republican politician from Ohio. Son of James Trimble and Jane Allen. He served as the eighth and tenth Governor of Ohio, first concurrently as Senate ...more

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Joshua Hall Bates is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 91 (1817-1908) Joshua Hall Bates was a lawyer, politician, and general in the Union Army during the early part of the American Civil War. He was a leading recruiter and organizer of many of the first regiments ...more

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Joseph D. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 47 (1918-1965) Joseph Nelson was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash in November 8,1965 enroute to a meeting with Proctor Gamble executives.

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Mary E. Deters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 59 (1908-1967) Mary Deters was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.

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Robert Deters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 95 (1908-2003) Robert Deters was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on November 20,1967 by escaping through a hole in the aircraft which opened before him. Before he escaped the inferno, ...more

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Henry M. Cist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 63 (1839-1902) Henry Martyn Cist was an American soldier, lawyer, and author who became a brevet brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is most noted for his classic and ...more

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Marsena R. Patrick is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Marsena R. Patrick Dec. at 77 (1811-1888) Marsena Rudolph Patrick was a college president and an officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Union volunteer forces during the American Civil War. He was the provost ...more

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Robert C. Schenck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 81 (1809-1890) Robert Cumming Schenck was a Union Army general in the American Civil War, and American diplomatic representative to Brazil and the United Kingdom. He was at both battles of Bull Run and took ...more

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James F. Schenck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
James F. Schenck Dec. at 75 (1807-1882) James Findlay Schenck was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who served in the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War.

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John W. Fuller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
John W. Fuller Dec. at 64 (1827-1891) John Wallace Fuller was a British-born American publisher, businessman, and soldier. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war Fuller engaged in the ...more

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William L. McMillen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Dec. at 73 (1829-1902) Dr. William Linn McMillen was an American surgeon, army general, farmer and legislator.

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Robert Latimer McCook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Robert Latimer McCook Dec. at 35 (1827-1862) Robert Latimer McCook was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was killed by Confederate partisans in Alabama.

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James M. Comly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
James M. Comly Dec. at 55 (1832-1887) James Munroe Stuart Comly was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, as well as a journalist, attorney, newspaper editor and owner, historian and diplomat. He was ...more

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John Henry Patterson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
John Henry Patterson Dec. at 78 (1844-1922) John Henry Patterson was an industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Company. He was a businessperson and salesperson.

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Richard Barcley Tullis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Ohio
Richard Barcley Tullis Dec. at 86 (1913-1999)