Miamiville, Ohio: Dead Man's Hand Grave

The grave of the man who dealt Wild Bill Hickok his "Dead Man's Hand" has the cards engraved on one side of his tombstone and the death scene on the other.

Evergreen Cemetery

Address:
Glendale-Milford Rd, Miamiville, OH
Directions:
Evergreen Cemetery. West of town one mile, on the north side of OH-126/Glendale-Milford Rd. The grave is just inside the cemetery entrance, on the left, easily visible from the road.
Hours:
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Grave of Charlie Henry Rich.

Dead Man's Hand Grave

Charlie Henry Rich was 17 on August 2, 1876, and he was playing cards at the No. 10 saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. Wild Bill Hickock joined the game and was shot in the back while Rich was the dealer. He had dealt Wild Bill black Aces and black Eights. On Rich's tombstone in Evergreen Cemetery is engraved this "Dead Man's Hand." For years the tombstone was missing, but it has been returned and can be seen from the road.

[Michael OBryant, 12/18/2018]

The grave is noted on its own historical marker. The back side of the tombstone features an engraving of the interrupted poker game, with Wild Bill lying dead in a pool of blood. June 2019: Photo added.


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