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Old 10-29-2019, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Forest Lawn in Buffalo. I just visited it yesterday, as it has a small creek and waterfall in the cemetery, and it is the hilliest part of the city, adjacent to Delaware Park, perfect for autumn leaf-viewing.

The cemetery once included an old Indian settlement, War of 1812 encampment, and was founded as the city cemetery in the 1840s. It includes graves and mausoleums of the city founders, leaders, and famous residents, including President Millard Fillmore, Seneca leader Red Jacket, musician Rick James, a/c inventor Willis Carrier, legislator Shirley Chisholm, and Barbara Franklin (mother of Aretha), among many others.

The hilly wooded cemetery is filled with the giant headstones and mausoleums of many of the millionaires who lived and died in Buffalo in the 19th and early 20th century, has large veterans sections and monuments dating back to the Civil War, and larger mausoleums including a Frank Lloyd Wright designed mausoleum. There are also many statues and other monuments around the cemetery.

There are many quirky grave sights, including the Blocher Memorial, a glassed-in mausoleum with life-size marble statues of mother and father grieving over their adult son, who died of a broken heart in 1884 when the parents sent away the maid who he was in love with. In their grief, the parents created the life-size memorial, and paid to have it maintained in perpetuity.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/blocher-memorial
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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8 in Denver:
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/colo...teries-denver/
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:40 PM
 
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I don’t have too much thoughts on cemeteries in general, but this summer took me to Boston. The Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge was probably my favorite thing I saw up there. Seeing the evolution of styles throughout the 19th century was a pleasure.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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Forest Home is the most historically acclaimed cemetery in Milwaukee. It's the resting place for many of the city's matriarchs and patriarchs, including most of the beer barons and their families. It lies a few miles to the southwest of the city's core.

There are some other interesting cemeteries in the area, including a couple of longtime Jewish cemeteries as well as a small Catholic cemetery located in the woods of a local seminary. This area has a lot of Catholic statuary, a grotto nearby, and many tall trees surrounding it. It's also a very good birdwatching spot during spring and fall migration.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Forest Lawn in Buffalo. I just visited it yesterday, as it has a small creek and waterfall in the cemetery, and it is the hilliest part of the city, adjacent to Delaware Park, perfect for autumn leaf-viewing.

The cemetery once included an old Indian settlement, War of 1812 encampment, and was founded as the city cemetery in the 1840s. It includes graves and mausoleums of the city founders, leaders, and famous residents, including President Millard Fillmore, Seneca leader Red Jacket, musician Rick James, a/c inventor Willis Carrier, legislator Shirley Chisholm, and Barbara Franklin (mother of Aretha), among many others.

The hilly wooded cemetery is filled with the giant headstones and mausoleums of many of the millionaires who lived and died in Buffalo in the 19th and early 20th century, has large veterans sections and monuments dating back to the Civil War, and larger mausoleums including a Frank Lloyd Wright designed mausoleum. There are also many statues and other monuments around the cemetery.

There are many quirky grave sights, including the Blocher Memorial, a glassed-in mausoleum with life-size marble statues of mother and father grieving over their adult son, who died of a broken heart in 1884 when the parents sent away the maid who he was in love with. In their grief, the parents created the life-size memorial, and paid to have it maintained in perpetuity.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/blocher-memorial
Didn't realize Rick James was buried in Buffalo. Pretty cool head stone too.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond is definitely worth a visit.
Several US Presidents are buried there along with Jefferson Davis and Dave Brockie (the lead singer and founding member of Gwar). It’s a beautiful place overlooking the James River and Richmond central business district.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:06 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Some in NYC outside Manhattan:

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is great. Highest point in Brooklyn too, so nice views.

Woodlawn in the Bronx - beautiful and many notable burials.

Calvary Cemetery in Queens - not really appealing to look at but has the highest number of interments in the US at 3 million+ which is just mind-boggling. Cut into thirds by 2 highways. It's really crazy. Across the street is a much, much smaller (but still huge) Jewish cemetery as well so there's just a TON of bodies in this area.
First Cavalry also has some pretty neat skyline views of Manhattan and LIC.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Colonial Cemetery and Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Not too many in the San Diego.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Mission San Luis Rey

Cemetery of El Campo Santo
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Philly has many historic and visually interesting cemeteries, notably Laurel Hill, a National Historic Landmark. In addition to its historic significance, it has excellent views of the Schuylkill River and, if you are a Rocky fan, you can visit Adrian's grave (if you've seen "Rocky Balboa," you've seen Laurel Hill).

Many others here, too: https://philly.curbed.com/maps/histo...hia-cemeteries
Laurel Hill is probably the most beautiful cemetery in the Philadelphia, but Christ Church cemetery is probably the most historic. It holds the graves of five signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Ben Franklin (and his wife). Many visitors leave a penny on Ben’s grave, in an homage to his famous saying “a penny saved is a penny earned.” In fact, so many visitors have tossed pennies that $76,000 was raised to restore the pitted marble grave stone in 2016.

https://www.christchurchphila.org/ab...urial-grounds/
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