Category Archives: Cemetery of the Week

The featured cemetery each Wednesday.

Cemetery of the Week #174: Union Cemetery

Cemetery of the Week #174: Union CemeteryAddress: 227 East 28th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64108Phone: (816) 472-4990Founded: 1857Size: 27 acresNumber interred: 55,000Open: 7 am to 5 pm daily. Atop a hill overlooking the city lie the founders of Kansas City, … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #173: the Crypt of Our Lady of the Angels

The Cathedral Mausoleum at Our Lady of the AngelsAlso known as the Crypt of the LA Cathedral or the Saint Vibiana Chapel MausoleumAddress: 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012Phone: 213-680-5200Dedicated: September 2002Number interred: 395, according to Findagrave Note: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #172: Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard Also known as Greyfriars Churchyard Address: 26A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, Scotland Founded: 1562 Size: 5 acres Number interred: 250,000 In 1447, Franciscan monks (called the Gray Friars for the color of their robes) built their friary at the north … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #171: Chestnut Hill Cemetery

Chestnut Hill Cemetery Also known as Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rhode Island Historical Cemetery #22 467 Ten Rod Road (Route 102) Exeter, Rhode Island 02822 Opened: 1838 Size: 10 acres Number of interments: approximately 1000 Rather than Bram Stoker’s Dracula, rising … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #170: Resurrection Cemetery

Resurrection Cemetery 7201 Archer Road Justice, Illinois 60458 (708) 458-4770 Established: 1904 Size: 540 acres Number of interments: approximately 158,000 Open: everyday 8 am to 7 pm   On the outskirts of Chicago, in Justice, Illinois, lies the massive Resurrection … Continue reading

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