Brock, Ohio: Annie Oakley's Grave

Rumor has it that Annie -- a famous Wild West sharpshooter -- isn't buried under her headstone, but in her husband Frank Butler's coffin, which is one grave over.
Address:
Greenville-St. Mary's Road, Brock, OH
Directions:
Go 1/2 mile south of Brock, Ohio on Greenville-St. Mary's Road. From the main entrance as you go through the brick archway, Walk into the cemetery and count off 12 rows on your left. You will be at the Lewis Birman 1829-1926 tombstone. Go down that row to the left to the 17th tombstone. There she is.
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Grave of Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley's Grave

Pretty easy to find now -- there is an Ohio Historical Marker, and a sign indicating the location.

[Jennifer, 07/06/2013]

Annie Oakley's grave.

Annie Oakley's grave, replica Lowell Thomas homestead

The Garst Museum, located in Greenville, Ohio, is a tribute to two famous Greenvillites: sharp-shooter Annie Oakley, and broadcaster Lowell Thomas. A replica of Thomas' homestead stands behind the museum.

Ask for directions to Annie Oakley's (and husband Frank Butler's) graves [in Brock] and you will be given a Xerox hand-drawn map to guide you to the site (but be prepared for a lot of watching, it is hard to follow). Rumor has it that Annie isn't actually buried under her gravestone, but her cremains were placed in Frank Butler's coffin prior to his burial. A lot of speculation surrounds her real name (Phoebe Anne Mozee, or Mosey, or Moses), but her "gravestone" says Annie Oakley. We actually enjoyed the trip to the cemetery more than the museum itself.

[R. Pelfrey, 09/10/2004]
Annie Oakley's Grave

Jeeperz....what's with writing that Annie Oakley is buried south of Greenville? She's buried in the Brock Cemetery, 0.5 miles south of Brock, Ohio.

[Eddie James, 04/15/2001]

According to the US Postal Service db, Greenville is the nearest town with a zip code.

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