Rockville, Maryland: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Grave

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Two stone markers top the graves of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his loony wife, Zelda, an author in her own write (sorry). The creator of The Great Gatsby's grave is suitably adorned with the familiar "Boats against the current" quote.

The grave site is in a small cemetery at St. Mary's church at a busy intersection of Maryland Routes 355 (Rockville Pike) and 28.

Were this grave site in Ireland, hourly visits by tour buses packed with camera-toting tourists would be the norm and Rockville, a nice Washington, D.C. suburb, would be awash with t-shirts touting the famous literary connection. But as it stands today, the graves are quietly located in this roadside cemetery and attract little attention, other than the occasional visit from those "in the know," and, according to Rockville historians, on Fitzgerald's birthday, visitors find their way to the gravesite and leave flowers, packs of cigarettes, martini glasses and gin bottles.

[thelastbaron, 03/17/2003]

February 2008: Photo added.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Grave:
Address: Rockville, MD
Directions: St. Mary's cemetery, Rockville, at the intersection of MD 355 and Veir's Mill Road, adjacent to the Rockville Metro station.
Admission: Free.

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