Category Archives: Cemetery of the Week

The featured cemetery each Wednesday.

Cemetery of the Week #154: Melbourne General Cemetery

Melbourne General Cemetery College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia Founded: 1852 Size: 106 acres (43 hectares) Number of interments: 300,000 Melbourne General Cemetery is the final resting place of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, authors, billiards players, and the Princess … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #153: Rookwood Necropolis

Rookwood Necropolis Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood, New South Wales 2141, Australia Founded: 1867 Size: 777 acres Number of interments: more than 1 million In 1862, the government of New South Wales purchased 200 acres of the Hyde Park Estate, owned by … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #152: Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery 1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 Founded: 1790 Size: 35 acres Number of Interments: 67,000 burials and more than 14,000 stones Open: Daily from dawn to dusk. Free tours are available on Saturdays at 11 AM from … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #151: The French Pantheon

The Pantheon Place du Pantheon 75005 Paris, France Telephone: 01 44 32 18 00 Pantheonizations began: 1791 Number of interments: Open: Every day, except January 1, May 1, and December 25 Homepage: http://www.monuments-nationaux.fr In 451, Attila the Hun threatened the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #150: Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery 75 North Central Park Avenue Hartsdale, New York 10530 Telephone: (914) 949-2583 Founded: 1896 Size: under 4 acres Number of interments: between 80,000 and 100,000 Until the 1890s, people who had a pet die in New York City either buried … Continue reading

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