Columbus, Ohio: Wolf: Departed Denizens

Bronze wolf on a rock marks the mass grave of the city's pioneers, moved here when development overran their family cemeteries. They're "without marker or name" and anonymous, just like Columbus's long-dead wolves.

Green Lawn Cemetery

Address:
1000 Green Lawn Ave., Columbus, OH
Directions:
Green Lawn Cemetery. Southwest of downtown. I-71 exit 105, then drive west on Greenlawn Ave., which leads straight into the cemetery. When you come to a large traffic circle keep to the right, passing Section 35. Stay on this road until you get to the next section, which is Section R. The wolf statue will be just ahead, on the right side of the road. The wolf faces east and the best time for photography is one or two hours before or after 12 noon.
Hours:
Winter 7-5, Summer 7-7 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Wolf in the Cemetery.

Wolf Statue in Cemetery

Green Lawn Cemetery recently unveiled a new monument named Departed Denizens. It's a memorial to the unknown bodies that were moved here from the Old North Cemetery when the city began to close and consolidate cemeteries in the late 1800s. The names of the bodies are not known and the monument is intended to acknowledge them. The memorial depicts a wolf, an animal that was quite common in the early days of Columbus, but was eventually displaced as the city expanded. The statue was sculpted by Ohio artist Mike Major.

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