Plainfield, Wisconsin: Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Don't go expecting to see a serial killer-ghoul's tombstone, which has long since been removed. Ed's space is in between the other Geins.
Address:
5th Ave., Plainfield, WI
Directions:
I-35 exit 136. East on Hwy 73, then an immediate left (north) on 5th Ave. to the Cemetery. Ed is buried next to his mom; look for the "Gein" headstones.
Hours:
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Ed Gein's Hometown

I live in Plainfield. Ed Gein did not; he lived about seven miles out. There is nothing to see in Plainfield except the hardware store, and that's just a store. Sorry, but I'm so sick of people going in the graveyard (I live on the same road). Save your time. There's no headstone, just a hole from people taking dirt. This didn't happen all that long ago as time goes, so just be respectful. Thanks.

[Ck Carp, 07/03/2018]

Seasonal Gein grave marker.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Stopped on the way through and found a makeshift grave marker.

[Mandi, 09/14/2016]

Caretaker's shed.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

The cemetery is still a little eerie. The door to the supply shed was ajar, but it was too spooky to peek inside.

[Amy, 09/06/2014]

Ed Gein gravestone.

Murderous Ghoul Ed Gein's Grave

Pictures of the Gein family gravestones, plus his second victim, Bernice C. Worden. These were taken [by me] on August 13, 1991, before Ed's gravestone was stolen.

[Jennifer Willson, 09/01/2013]

Gein graves.

Ed Gein's Cemetery

The Gein headstones are easy to find. Enter the cemetery at the first entrance along the tree line. Go to the third crossroad, turn left, and look for the headstone engraved Tibbets. Stop, look left, and you will see the back of the Gein family headstones. While I was there it was kind of spooky, and the door to the cemetery supplies opened by itself. Boo.

[Brian, 09/04/2012]

Infamous cannibal Ed Gein still manages to creep out (yet attract) visitors over 50 years after his gruesome crimes were discovered.

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