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Old 10-31-2019, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I've lived two little one-cemetery towns where it was worth a look.

Waupun, Wisconsin, where the original large casting of Fraser's iconic

'End of the Trail" stands.

Hiawatha, Kansas, for the Davis Memorial, which was featured on the TV show "Believe it or Not".

St. Louis is the final resting place of more former MLB ball-players than any other city. 150 of them were buried at Calvary Cemetery alone.
https://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/MO_buried.shtml

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Old 10-31-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Woodland Cemetery in Philadelphia is a beautiful, peaceful oasis in the city. Lots of neat old monuments. Added bonus, it has a fantastic view of the Center City skyline. When I used to live in the area, I regularly took walks through this cemetery.
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Old 10-31-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Lynchburg, The Hill City
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Old City Cemetery in my city is a very popular attraction. Established in 1806, it is the oldest municipal cemetery in Virginia still in use... There are some cool things to see there like the Pest House, Hearse House, Station House, and a little museum. You can do self-guided tours and there are interactive displays and push-button activated audio exhibits scattered around the cemetery to learn about its history. There are are several interesting guided tours like the bawdy ladies tour which is all about the lives of Lynchburg prostitutes who are buried there (In 1860 Lynchburg had one of the largest red light districts in the US with 31 brothels and a staggering 1 prostitute for every 3 males a city of 7,000) and a candlelight ghost tour as well.

Besides the sporting ladies buried there, there are numerous African American slaves who make up the majority of individuals buried there, Civil War soldiers who died in hospitals in Lynchburg, city founding fathers and mothers, and strangers and wanderers who met there end in Lynchburg (there is even a 19th century plaque in memorial to those killed by the train in Lynchburg and buried there giving a detailed description of the individual such as age and sex and a very gruesome account of how they died such as "Unknown boy, age approximately 5-7, decapitated while walking on train tracks". Unreal what they could say on memorial plaques back then (if you are interested in seeing this plaque it is to the rear of the cemetery train depot house).

It is on the US National Registrar of Historic Places.

https://www.gravegarden.org/

Some photos: https://www.flickr.com/groups/occgravegarden/pool/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Ci...urg,_Virginia)

Bawdy ladies of Lynchburg: https://www.newsadvance.com/news/loc...7ae3fac66.html

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Old 10-31-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
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There are none I am really dying to see...
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It's small but impressive.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...y-amanda-doyle
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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I guess everyone failed to mention the most obvious - Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA across the Potomac from DC.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I guess everyone failed to mention the most obvious - Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA across the Potomac from DC.
I've never lived in that area.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The fairly rare long-eared owl occurs often in Kansas, where town cemeteries offer an ideal undisturbed habitat of a grove of old growth trees surrounded by bare fields. If there is a nesting pair, they will stay for decades and make a reconnaissance fly-over if visitors stop. The pair at Jetnore KS cemetery was well-known.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:36 PM
 
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I guess everyone failed to mention the most obvious - Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA across the Potomac from DC.
"Cemeteries worth visiting in your city?"

I guess you failed to read the question.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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"Cemeteries worth visiting in your city?"

I guess you failed to read the question.

Is it OK to lie and say I live there? If I live in Skokie, can I mention one in Chicago? What if I used to live in Chicago, is it still "my city"? My mother is buried in a city where I've never lived --- no go? What are the rules?
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