Category Archives: Cemetery of the Week

The featured cemetery each Wednesday.

Cemetery of the Week #144: St. Philomena Churchyard

St. Philomena Catholic Church Kalaupapa National Historical Park Kalawao, Molokai, Hawaii In use: 1872 – 1932 Number of interments: Unknown Open: The national park is open Monday through Saturday, but the number of visitors is capped at 100 per day. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #143: Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery 316 Woodside Road Redwood City, California 94061 Established: 1859 Size: 6 acres remain Number of interments: 2500 or so Open: dawn to dusk After the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ceded California to the United States, California was proclaimed a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #142: Chinko-ji Temple cemetery

Chinko-ji Temple cemetery aka Rokudo-san cemetery aka Rokudochinnoji cemetery 595 Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Japan Telephone: +81 75 343 6555 Founded: 836 AD Size: a fraction of an acre Number of interments: hard to say, since Japanese are cremated and … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #141: Yokohama Foreigners Cemetery

Yokohama Foreigners’ Cemetery aka Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery aka Yokohama Gaijin Bochi 096, Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0862, Japan Telephone: +81 045 622 1311 Founded: 1854 Size: 4.5 acres Number of interments: around 5000 Open: Weekends and national holidays between … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #140: Christ Church churchyard

Christ Church aka Christ Episcopal Church 20 North American Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 Telephone: (215) 922-1695 Founded: 1695 Size: Only a small patch of churchyard remains. There may be bodies under the green lawn next door, but they no longer … Continue reading

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