what you need to know about where President Harding is buried


When you go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?

visiting President Warren G Harding’s tomb

On a recent trip in Ohio, I stopped by Warren G. Harding’s Tomb in Marion Ohio.  Warren G. Harding was our 29th President in the United States.  While planning this trips, I found some pretty interesting facts, that were odd and strange, that were worth stopping and taking a look around the area.

President Harding is interred in a beautiful tomb. First Lady Florence Kling Harding is also buried here.  There are many white marble doric columns around the tomb and beautiful steps that lead to his tomb.  There is beautiful grass that you can walk on around the grounds as well.

Location: Corner of Delaware Avenue and Vernon Heights Boulevard, Marion.

Note:  You can enter from either road to park and go up to the tomb.

When you go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?

interesting facts about the burial – President Harding memorial

Here is where it gets interesting:

  • Across the road is where President Harding was buried, is the Marion cemetery he was buried at while his tomb was being built.
    • Location. 620 Delaware Ave (Also Hwy 423) , Marion Ohio
  • Also in the cemetery is Caroline F. Phillips. She was reportedly one of President’s Harding’s mistresses.  Her tombstone is located near the front of the cemetery. She is buried on the far west road in the cemetery.
  • Warren G Harding’s Presidential Home is also in Marion: 380 Mt. Vernon Ave, Marion, Ohio (under construction in 2018).
  • There is a moving tombstone in the Marion Cemetery!  There is a tombstone with large orbs on the ground for James Marrow.  From what I read, the large orb on the pedestal moves.  I did not see it move while there.  It may move slowly, not sure.  It is an oddity for sure to check out.
  • There are other beautiful tombstones to see in the cemetery as well.
    • Large deer in the southwest corner
    • Beautiful women statue in the northwest corner

I’m sure there are other interesting facts on the cemetery and surrounding areas.  Have you been to the memorial?

When go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?
When President Harding and his wife died, they were interred in the Marion Cemetery Receiving Vault until his tomb was built (completed 1927).

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When go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?
The orb on top of the pedestal reportedly moves around.

 

When go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?
See Caroline Phillips tombstone at the Marion Cemetery.
When you go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?
There are beautiful monuments located throughout the Marion Cemetery.

When you go to see President Warren G Harding's memorial and come home with so much crazy information. Who knew the cemetery could become the talk of the town?


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  1. Great information and pics; especially for us far away(Boston); did you catch news on Harding’s grandson by mistress Britton? Another interesting chapter in President H’s life.

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