Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. Scribner published my favorite essays from Morbid Curiosity magazine as Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

Cemetery of the Week #132: Rock Creek Cemetery

Rock Creek Cemetery 201 Allison St NW, Washington, DC 20011 Telephone: (202) 726-2080 Founded: 1719 Size: 86 acres Numbers of interments: 13,000 interments or more Open: Open daily, including holidays, from 8 am to 6 pm. The office is open … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cemetery Travel

This is reblogged from the Western Legends Publishing blog, where it appeared almost two weeks ago.  I’ve been traveling and blogging from my phone was much more difficult than I expected.  This will be a new Cemetery of the Week … Continue reading

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Cemetery as garden and vice versa

Gardens and Graveyards of the Southeastern Seaboard: A Photographic Journey by Henry Clay Childs My rating: 4 of 5 stars “The lure of silent places — gardens can be as tranquil as graveyards — leads each of us more easily … Continue reading

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Historic Bonaventure Cemetery

Historic Bonaventure Cemetery:: Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society by Historical Society Georgia My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another in the series of books which collect historic photographs of America, Historic Bonaventure Cemetery, like Images of America: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #131: Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery 330 Bonaventure Road Thunderbolt, Georgia 31404 Telephone: (912) 651-6843 Founded: 1802 Size: nearly 100 acres Number of interments: more than 30,000 Open: Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In Colonial-era Georgia, John Mullryne and his son-in-law Josiah Tattnall … Continue reading

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