The Green Lawn Cemetery Association is a 501(c)13 non-profit established in 1848. Our mission is to preserve, restore, and share Green Lawn Cemetery with the community.
Since our grand opening as a "rural cemetery" in July of 1849 with 80 acres acquired from local ranchers, we have become the 2nd largest cemetery in Ohio with 360 acres and 154,000 interments.
Choose Green Lawn as the final resting place for your family - stop by our office or call (614) 444-1123 for details.
Your contributions support our mission to preserve the cemetery and share it with the community. Friends of Green Lawn is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
We love our families, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43223, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Grounds Open Daily 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Winter Hours)
Our annual Holiday Luminary Service, held in Huntington Chapel, provides the opportunity to remember recently departed loved ones. Please join us for an evening of reflection, music, and fellowship. You will also have the opportunity to hang a tree ornament in memory of someone you wish to honor.
James Thurber (Dec. 8, 1891 - Nov. 2, 1961) was a renowned writer, cartoonist, and humorist. To celebrate Thurber's 125th birthday, Randy Rogers, Executive Director of the Green Lawn Cemetery Association, will give a presentation on the Columbus writer and read selected works.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery as well as 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Help Green Lawn Cemetery to participate in this national effort to remember veterans by placing wreathes in Section 104.
Every cemetery has a language of its own. Tombstones can tell us a lot about the residents. Genealogical researcher Nancy Ottman will present on tombstone symbols and their meanings.