Gath's Empty Tomb

Gath's Empty Tomb (HM15E1)

Location: Jefferson, MD 21755 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 24.294', W 77° 38.346'

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During the 19th century few people bought burial lots in public cemeteries as we do today. Instead, a small parcel of their own land was usually set aside as a private cemetery. If enough money was available, a mausoleum (tomb) was often built for certain family members.

Gath, concerned with his own burial, built this lonely tomb about 20 years before his death, which came on April 15, 1914, in New York City. By this time his great wealth had dwindled and the near penniless. Gath was buried in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cemetery instead of his own tomb as he had desired.

Gath's empty tomb mutely symbolizes the uncertainties of Life, Fame and Fortune and the certainty of death.

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HM NumberHM15E1
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272768 N 4365033
Decimal Degrees39.40490000, -77.63910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.294', W 77° 38.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 17.64" N, 77° 38' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6022-6036 Gapland Rd, Jefferson MD 21755, US
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