Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (733 acres) is a nonprofit rural cemetery and arboretum located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the third largest cemetery in the United States, after the Calverton National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and is recognized as a US  National Historic Landmark.
The cemetery dates from 1844, when members of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association. They took their inspiration from contemporary rural cemeteries such as
Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, and Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The numerous springs and groves suggested the name "Spring Grove".  On December 1, 1844  Salmon P. Chase and others prepared the Articles of Incorporation. The cemetery was designed by Howard Daniels and formally chartered on January 21, 1845. The first burial took place on September 1, 1845.
Adolph Strauch, a renowned landscape architect, was hired to beautify the grounds. His sense and layout of the "garden cemetery" made of lakes, trees and shrubs, is what visitors today still see. He created a more open landscape by setting limits on private enclosures and monument heights.  The results of the redesign earned Strauch praise in the U.S. and abroad,  including from  Frederick Law Olmsted and the French landscape architect Edouard André. On March 29, 2007, the cemetery was designated a  National Historic Landmark. The  Spring Grove Cemetery Chapel is listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places.
On October 23, 2013, cemetery staff removed a large and potentially disturbing
headstone from the grave of U.S. Army Corporal SpongeBob SquarePants Kimberly Walker and another for her still-living sister a day after her funeral. The family believed they had permission from a worker, whom management said had erred. In February 2014, both parties agreed to replace the statues with granite slabs largely hiding them from passersby.  
Spring Grove encompasses 733 acres (2.97 km
2) of which 400 acres (1.6 km 2) are currently landscaped and maintained. Its grounds include 12 ponds, many fine tombstones and memorials, and various examples of  Gothic Revival architecture.
As of 2005, its National Champion trees were
and Cladrastis kentukea ; its State Champion trees included Halesia diptera , Abies cilicica , Abies koreana , Cedrus libani , Chionanthus virginicus , Eucommia ulmoides , Halesia parvifolia , Metasequoia glyptostroboides , Phellodendron amurense , Picea orientalis , Picea polita , Pinus flexilis , Pinus griffithi , Pinus monticola , Quercus cerris , Quercus nigra , Taxodium distichum , and Ulmus serotina .
Category:Burials at Spring Grove Cemetery.
Weeping statue at Spring Grove Cemetery
Jacob Ammen, Civil War general 
Nicholas Longworth Anderson, Civil War colonel 
Joshua Hall Bates, Civil War general 
George K. Brady, United States Army officer. Briefly commander of the Department of Alaska
Emma Lucy Braun, botanist 
Charles Elwood Brown, Civil War Brevet Brigadier General and U.S. Representative 
Sidney Burbank, Civil War colonel 
Jacob Burnet, US Senator 
Samuel Fenton Cary, Congressman, prohibitionist 
Kate Chase, daughter of Salmon Chase and Washington, D.C. Civil War socialite
Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States 
Henry M. Cist, Civil War brevet brigadier general 
Levi Coffin, Quaker abolitionist 
Arthur F. Devereux, Brevet Brigadier General during the Civil War; from Salem, Massachusetts 
Daniel Drake, physician and writer 
Charles L. Fleischmann, yeast manufacturer
Joseph Benson Foraker, Governor of Ohio, U.S. Senator, Judge, American Civil War Captain
Manning Force, Civil War Brevet Brigadier General, Medal of Honor recipient 
A swan off the shore of Geyser Lake, one of the small bodies of water located within the cemetery.
James Gamble, co-founder of Procter & Gamble Company 
Kenner Garrard, Civil War general 
Heinie Groh, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame third baseman 
Theodore Sommers Henderson, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Andrew Hickenlooper, Civil War general 
Joseph Hooker, Civil War general and commander of the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Chancellorsville 
Waite Hoyt, professional baseball player; Hall of Fame pitcher 
Miller Huggins, Hall of Fame baseball manager of New York Yankees during Babe Ruth era 
Isaac M. Jordan, one of the seven founders of Sigma Chi Fraternity 
Bernard Kroger, founder of Kroger supermarkets 
Alexander Long, Congressman
Nicholas Longworth (winemaker), Father of American grape culture
Nicholas Longworth, American politician, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, grandson of Nicholas Longworth (winemaker)
William Haines Lytle, 19th century Ohio, general, politician, poet
Joseph Mason, artist, who was an uncredited assistant to John James Audubon in illustrating the Birds of America
Stanley Matthews, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court* Alexander McDowell McCook, Union army general
Charles Pettit McIlvaine, Episcopal bishop, author, educator and twice Chaplain of the United States Senate
John McLean, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
George Hunt Pendleton, Congressman and US Senator
William Procter, co-founder of Procter and Gamble 
Skip Prosser, Wake Forest University men's basketball head coach at the time of his death, former assistant and head men's basketball coach at Xavier University
Henry Stanbery, Attorney General of the United States
Adolph Strauch, landscape architect, designer of Spring Grove Cemetery
Dudley Sutphin, Cincinnati attorney, judge and French Legion of Honor medal winner
Alphonso Taft, politician, father of President of the United States William Howard Taft
Charles Phelps Taft II, Mayor of Cincinnati and son of President William Howard Taft
Louise Taft, second wife of Alphonso Taft and mother of William Howard Taft
John Morgan Walden, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Godfrey Weitzel, Civil War general Frances Wright, pioneering feminist, abolitionist, and freethinker
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