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Old 10-29-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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As the title suggests, what cemeteries are worth visiting in your city? Some people may find it strange to visit a cemetery but I actually find it to be quite relaxing and often times very beautiful, not to mention full of history.


In Rochester NY we have Mount Hope Cemetery which was founded in 1838 and is the first municipal cemetery in the US. Mount Hope is also the final resting place of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

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Old 10-29-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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Oakland Cemetery and Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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The cemetery across the street was established in 1764. 5,000-ish grave sites on 14 acres. The town was founded by Quakers who didn't mark grave sites so there aren't many known grave sites in town from before 1700. There are lots of ship captains and whaling captains buried there but nobody of particular historic significance.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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The cemetery across the street was established in 1764. 5,000-ish grave sites on 14 acres. The town was founded by Quakers who didn't mark grave sites so there aren't many known grave sites in town from before 1700. There are lots of ship captains and whaling captains buried there but nobody of particular historic significance.
That is cool.

Where I am Graceland Cemetery is famous for its elaborate tombs dedicated to very wealthy industrialists. Personally I like Calvary Cemetery because of its lakeside setting.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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That is cool.

Where I am Graceland Cemetery is famous for its elaborate tombs dedicated to very wealthy industrialists. Personally I like Calvary Cemetery because of its lakeside setting.
Yeah Graceland Cemetery has nice tours.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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We have a small cemetery that is called the pioneer cemetery and it has revolutionary war soldiers buried there and the local historian does tours there. There are also 4 sisters buried there that were killed when lightning struck their log cabin.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:38 AM
 
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The Granary Burying Ground (est 1660) in downtown Boston is worth a visit. It is on the Freedom Trail and is one of the more visited sites in the city. It is not scenic by any means as it is shoehorned in surrounded by tall buildings right at its edges. People come to the cemetery to see the graves of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, James Otis, Robert Treat Paine, Crispus Attucks, and Ben Franklin's parents and siblings.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granary_Burying_Ground
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Oakwood Cemetery near Syracuse University is a historic cemetery that also offers tours. Our History | Oakwood Cemetery

I haven’t been, but one I would like to go to is Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn NY. It is where Harriet Tubman and William Seward(purchased Alaska) are buried: Fort Hill Cemetery Notable People
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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I live near Congressional Cemetery in DC -- it has lots of famous people buried there of course, but it's kind of a quirky place. It's an off-leash dog park for the neighborhood, they have goats that deal with Ivy and Kudzu and they do lots of events, like Santa pictures for kids, we took our kid for her official pic with Santa last year.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Two famous adjacent cemeteries in St. Louis: Calvary and Bellefontaine. The resting place of a number of historical figures including Dred Scott, General Sherman, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Hart Benton, General Kearney, Kate Chopin, Father DeSmet, Sterling Price, William Beaumont, William Clark, Adolphus Busch, and Eberhart Anheuser and my dirt poor Irish ancestors. Calvary Cemetery was once Senator Henry Clay's farm. They were once several miles outside of the city and most of the early French and Indian burials in the city were moved to these rural cemeteries. Chief Pontiac is supposedly buried in St. Louis somewhere but the location is lost.
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