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New Albany, Ohio: Globe in Hands Headstone

The Earth. Two giant hands. An unusual tombstone. The globe looks like the battered surface of the moon -- or a planet before refinement by an immense artistic being.

Maplewood Cemetery

4585 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd, New Albany, OH
Maplewood Cemetery, on the west side of OH-605 (Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road), approximately a 1/2 mile south of OH-161, in New Albany, Ohio (Plain Township, Franklin County). Visible from the highway.
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Globe in hands.

Globe in Hands Headstone

The cemetery opens at 7 am, so it's a great pit stop while bike riding to see the unusual tombstone.

[T Wilson, 05/13/2020]

Chair tombstone.

Globe In Hands Tombstone

I stopped last week to see the big globe headstone and then walked around the cemetery to look for other unusual graves.

Four or five rows west of the globe there is a headstone that looks like a chair. It is not attached to anything else and has the unusual inscription: "Accidentally Killed."

15-20 rows south of the globe, near the main road, is a headstone with a very colorful beach scene; it looks like a giant TV screen picture. There are also two graves engraved with semi trucks, plus another with a man fishing, one shaped like a heart, and one shaped like a big "O" (obviously an Ohio State University fan).

[signmanjoe, 04/09/2015]

Globe in hands.

Globe In Hands Headstone

Definitely off the beaten path, but I'm glad we took the detour. You can see it from the road, but you must drive into the cemetery to see it up close. Scripture verse carved in stone at the base to remind you "He's got the whole world in His hands."

[Gloria Z, 06/30/2013]
Globe in Hands Headstone

This is one of the most unique headstones I have ever seen. I made a wrong turn the other day and found it. A complete stone world being held up by two hands. This thing was huge.

[Mark Richards, 01/06/2008]

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