Columbus, Ohio: Grave of Little Georgie

George Blount was five in 1873 when he hit his head on a stove and died. A tradition developed to dress the figure seasonally. A clothing drop-off "Little Georgie" box at the office is used to distribute clothing to the needy tykes of Columbus.

Green Lawn Cemetery

Address:
1000 Green Lawn Ave., Columbus, OH
Directions:
Green Lawn Cemetery. Southwest side of the city. I-71 exit 105, then drive west on Greenlawn Ave., which leads straight into the cemetery. Georgie is buried near the cemetery's northwest corner; any cemetery worker can direct you to it.
Hours:
Daily summer 7-7, winter 7-5. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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George A. Blount grave.

George Blount Grave

I stopped by Greenlawn Cemetery to see the recently erected memorial of grumpy dog Muggs Thurber -- when I stumbled upon the grave of the young George Blount. George died in 1873, at the age of five, after hitting his head on an iron stove. Mourners initially dressed his grave monument in seasonal clothing, and a plaque in front of the grave asks that you drop off clothing in the "Little Georgie" box in the cemetery office. Is anyone still doing this nearly 150 years after his death? Georgie's grave is by far the most visited in Greenlawn.

[Scott Hammond, 06/17/2022]

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