Author Archives: Loren Rhoads

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at

Cemetery of the Week #169: Grove Street Cemetery

Grove Street Cemetery Also known as the New Haven City Burial Ground 227 Grove Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Established: September 1796 Size: 18 acres Number of interments: 14,000 Hours: 9 am to 4 pm daily In New Haven, an 18th-century … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #168: the New Haven Crypt

The New Haven Crypt Center Church on the Green 250 Temple Street New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Founded: late 1600s Closed: 1821 Size: small Number of interments: an estimated 1,000 people are buried here Tours: can be scheduled at (203) 787-0121. Originally … Continue reading

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Chicago Eternal

Chicago Eternal by Larry Broutman My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an amazing book. It’s huge, heavy, stuffed with full-color photographs — and some weird stuff too, including 3D photos complete with cardboard glasses. The book explores 31 … Continue reading

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Graveyard Field Trips

I’ve been working on a collection of my cemetery travel essays and publishing it on Wattpad.  It’s about halfway finished now.  You can read the first eight adventures for free here: Here’s the description of it: Every day aboveground is … Continue reading

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AGS Conference 2018

I’m back from the Association for Gravestone Studies conference and slowly getting back to work. Last week was a wonder, full of beautiful things and interesting people doing fascinating work. I learned so much that I look forward to sharing … Continue reading

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