Category Archives: Cemetery of the Week

The featured cemetery each Wednesday.

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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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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Cemetery of the Week #167: Oak Hill Memorial Park

Oak Hill Memorial Park 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, California 95125 Phone: (408) 297-2447 Officially Founded: 1847 Size: more than 300 acres Number of interments: approximately 20,000 Founded on November 29, 1777, San Jose was the first secular settlement in Northern … Continue reading

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