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Death’s Garden: History Lives like Ghosts

by Trilby Plants I love cemeteries. They are the keepers of memory and history. Every graveyard holds secrets and surprises. No, I’ve never seen a ghost in one, but I’ve seen family history in them. I’m an amateur genealogist and … 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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Cemetery of the Week #139: Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Hull Street and Snowhill Street Boston, Massachusetts Telephone: (617) 635-4505 Founded: 1659 Closed: sometime during the 1850s Size: 4 acres Number of interments: more than 10,000 Open: Daily 9 AM to 5 PM GPS coordinates: 42° … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #81: the Old Burying Ground

Old Burying Ground 1450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Phone: 617-349-4890 Founded: 1635 Size: 2.5 acres Number of interments: Unknown. More than 1200 known graves. Open: dawn to dusk The sign on the fence reads: “Old Burying Ground. Burial place … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #75: St. Paul’s Chapel churchyard

Saint Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard and Vaults 209 Broadway New York, New York 10007 Telephone: (212) 233-4164 Founded: 1766 Size: a small city block Number of interments: approximately 1000 Open: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 … Continue reading

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