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LIST OF CEMETERIES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
This is a list of famous cemeteries,
mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide.
This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy
certain standards for completeness. Revisions and sourced additions
La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires - burial site of Eva Perón,
Juan Manuel Fangio, and many other Argentine figures
La Chacarita Cemetery (or "National Cemetery"), Buenos
Aires - burial site of Juan Peron (until 2006), Carlos Gardel
and many other notables.
Flores Cemetery, Buenos Aires
Rookwood Cemetery, (Sydney) - Proper name 'The Necropolis, Rookwood"
at over 2.8 km², reputedly the largest necropolis in the
Southern Hemisphere if not the world, first used in 1867. More
than 1,000,000 interments.
Waverley Cemetery, (Sydney) - opened in 1877. Dramatic location
on picturesque coastal site, many local historical figures such
as writer Henry Lawson. 50,000 allotments.
Karrakatta Cemetery, (Perth) - opened in 1899 north of the Swan
River and closest to the Perth city centre. For people buried
in Karrakatta Cemetery, see Category Buried in Karrakatta Cemetery.
Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane - Proper name "The Brisbane
General Cemetery" the oldest and largest Brisbane cemetery
opened in 1875, was originally utilised by the earliest colonists.
Resting place of author Steele Rudd.
Island of the dead - Port Arthur, Tasmania - early convict graves,
part of the old goal and convict reform settlement.
Fremantle Cemetery, (Perth) - opened 1898 south of the Swan
River and city of Perth - see Category:Buried in Fremantle Cemetery
Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide - opened in 1936 during South
Australia's centenary year.
Zentralfriedhof, Vienna - Famous Austrian singer Wolfgang Ambros
wrote "Es lebe der Zentralfriedhof" for its centennial
Kapuzinergruft, Vienna - Final resting place of over 140 members
of the House of Habsburg
Old Jugha, Julfa - Historically considered to have the largest
number of Khachkars, carved memorial stones. It is the center
of a controversy about Khachkar destruction.
Schoonselhof Cemetery in Antwerp
Ixelles Cemetery in Brussels
Laeken Cemetery in Brussels
Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres
Cemitério da Consolação, São Paulo
- writer Mário de Andrade, Monteiro Lobato, painter Tarsila
do Amaral, former Brazil's president Campos Sales
Cemitério do Morumbi, São Paulo - singer Elis
Regina, F1 racer Ayrton Senna, actor and comedian Ronald Golias
Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio
de Janeiro. Santos Dumont, inventor of the airplane; Singer/Actress
Carmen Miranda, composer Tom Jobim.
St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Burial
site of Louis Riel. Oldest graveyard in Western Canada.
Church of England Cemetery, St. John's.
Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax. Burial site for Joseph Howe, Robert
Stanfield, Abraham Gesner, amongst others.
Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Many victims of the RMS Titanic
Mount Herman Cemetery , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax
Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John. Final resting place of several
early Canadian statesmen including Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley.
Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont, (Formerly Sainte-Foy)
Quebec City. Interred here are politicians Louis-Alexandre Taschereau,
Jean Lesage and others.
Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal. Some of the
notables buried here include Maurice Richard, George-Étienne
Cartier, Doug Harvey, Pierre Laporte.
Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. Final resting place for Sui
Sin Far, Anna Leonowens, John Abbott, Mordecai Richler, Sir
Arthur Currie, Molson family members, and others.
Mount Hermon Cemetery, (Formerly Sillery), Quebec City, Empress
of Ireland Memorial. G.R. Renfrew, Peter Simons, Henri-Gustave
Joly de Lotbinière,
Irish Cemetery at Grosse-Ile, Grosse Ile, Quebec. Over 6000
immigrants (mostly Irish) who died while quarantined during
the Great Famine of 1847. Largest Irish cemetery outside of
Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. The burial site includes Sir Robert
Borden, Tommy Douglas, Gen. Andrew McNaughton
Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Interments here include Yousuf
Karsh, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Aurel Joliat.
Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston. Final resting place of Sir John
A. Macdonald, Sir Alexander Campbell
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Those interred here include
Timothy Eaton, Frederick Banting, Glenn Gould, William Lyon
Mackenzie King, and others.
Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Toronto. The burial site for
Margaret Anglin, Morley Callaghan, and King Clancy, amongst
Necropolis Cemetery, in Toronto. (Toronto Necropolis). The burial
site of William Lyon Mackenzie, Ned Hanlon, and others. Monument
to Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews.
Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Toronto. Includes the interment of Sir
Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. The final resting place of Harold
Ballard, Conn Smythe, John Swietlinski, amongst others.
York Cemetery, in Toronto. The burial site of Grand Duchess
Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, and her husband Captain Kolikovsky,
Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton and others.
Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria. Final resting place of Sir James
Douglas, Emily Carr, Billy Barker and Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie,
the "Hanging Judge".
Mountain View Cemetery. The oldest cemetery in the City of Vancouver,
it is the resting place of 145,000 people, including numerous
notable figures in the city's history.
Queen's Park Cemetery, Calgary. Final resting place of Owen
Hart, a Professional wrestler and member of the prestigious
Hart wrestling family, Dorothy Joudrie, Archibald Wilder, and
Cementerio General de Chile in Santiago, Chile, is the burial
place for all but one of Chile's deceased Presidents including
Salvador Allende plus other notables such as singers Víctor
Jara and Violeta Parra.
People's Republic of China
Ancient Tombs at Longtou Mountain
Mausoleum of Princess Zhenxiao
Cemetery of Zhaojun, Inner Mongolia
Mawangdui at Changsha, Hunan
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Xi'an
Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, Inner Mongolia
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Beijing
Thirteen Imperial Mausoleums of Ming Dynasty Emperors, Beijing
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Nanjing
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Nanjing
Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng near Wuhan in Hubei province - probably
best preserved funeral architecture of the Warring States Period
Tomb at Yinque at Linyi County, Shandong province
Zhao Mausoleum, Jiuzong mountain, Shaanxi province
Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum - earliest funeral architecture
in Hong Kong
Gallant Garden is the cemetery for civil and public servants
who died in service
Hong Kong (Happy Valley) Cemetery - The early western cemetery
in the early colonial era of Hong Kong
Stanley Military Cemetery - Not only one of the major military
cemeteries of Hong Kong, but also one of the last battlefields
of Hong Kong Defence, 1941
Sai Wan War Cemetery - Most of the WWII of Hong Kong and East
Asia Stage war deads are buried there
Old Protestant Cemetery
Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb - the biggest cemetery in Croatia,
one of the most beautiful and oldest in Europe
Municipal Cemetery in Varazdin
Sedlec ossuary - Kutná Hora
Old Jewish Cemetery - Prague
Olsany Cemetery, Prague - the biggest graveyard in the Czech
Vysehrad cemetery, Prague - the Czech Republic's most important
cemetery, it is the burial site for Antonín Dvorák,
Alfons Mucha and Bedrich Smetana, amongst others.
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia - Bacardi family, José Marti
and many others
Roskilde Cathedral in the city of Roskilde is the burial place
for most Danish kings and queens
Assistens Kirkegård in the Nørrebro section of
Copenhagen is the burial site for Danish notables such as Hans
Christian Andersen and Niels Bohr as well as for several African-American
Cementerio General de Guayaquil
Great Pyramid of Giza
Valley of the Kings
Cairo City of the Dead
Hiiu-Rahu cemetery, Tallinn
Jewish cemetery, Tallinn
Liiva cemetery, Tallinn
Metsakalmistu cemetery, Tallinn
Pauluse cemetery, Tartu
Pirita cemetery, Tallinn
Puiestee cemetery, Tartu
Pärnamäe cemetery, Tallinn
Raadi cemetery, Tartu
Rahumäe cemetery, Tallinn
Rahumäe cemetery, Tartu
Siselinna cemetery, Tallinn
Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki
Cimetière de Bagneux, Paris - burial place for Jean Vigo,
Gribouille, Alfred Jarry and others.
Catacombs of Paris, millions of remains in caves and tunnels
under the city of Paris.
Cimetière des Gonards, Versailles, burial place for Edith
Wharton, Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte and others.
Grand Jas Cemetery, Cannes - buried here are Lily Pons, Peter
Carl Fabergé, Martine Carol and other celebrities
Les Invalides, Paris - war heroes including Napoleon
Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris - resting place of Edgar
Degas, Heinrich Heine, Georges Feydeau, other artists and writers.
Émile Zola was initially buried here, but his remains
were later moved to the Panthéon. His gravestone can
still be seen here, however.
Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris - serves the great artistic
quarter of Montparnasse, including the graves of Charles Baudelaire,
Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean
Seberg, Serge Gainsbourg and Man Ray. Pierre Laval and Porfirio
Diaz are also buried here.
Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery
Panthéon, Paris - France's most honored, including Voltaire,
Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Émile Zola.
Cimetière de Pantin in Paris is the burial site of the
singer Damia, and the Cancan dancer, known as La Goulue, and
Cimetière de Passy, Paris - Claude Debussy, Edouard Manet.
Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris - resting place
of famous persons such as Colette, Baron Georges Haussmann,
Eugène Delacroix, Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Molière,
Gertrude Stein, Édith Piaf, Marcel Proust, and Frédéric
Chopin. Many French Holocaust victims are buried there.
Saint Denis Basilica, Paris - burial site for French Royalty.
Cimetière de Saint-Ouen, Paris - where, on 24 May 1430,
Joan of Arc was told to recant or face summary execution. Some
of those buried here are the painters Suzanne Valadon, Jules
Pascin, and tennis star, Suzanne Lenglen.
Saint Remi Basilica, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Cimetière Saint-Vincent, a small cemetery in the Montmartre
Quarter of Paris contains the graves of such notables as Arthur
Honegger, Marcel Carné, Maurice Utrillo and others.
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery: Ivan Bunin,
Rudolph Nureyev, Felix Yusupov, Andrei Tarkovsky
World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Bayreuth, Bayreuth Friedhof Burial site of Richard Wagner, Franz
Liszt and Jean Paul amongst others
Munich, Nordfriedhof Burial site of Peter Igelhoff and Paul
Munich, Ostfriedhof. Burial site of Friedrich Hollaender, Rudolf
Moshammer, Leni Riefenstahl and Barbara Valentin.
Munich, Südlichen Friedhof zu München. Burial site
of Leo von Klenze and Karl Spitzweg.
Munich, Westfriedhof. Burial site of Alexandra, Soraya Esfandiary
Bakhtiari and Ernst Röhm.
Berlin - Charlottenburg, Friedhof Heerstraße, Burial site
of Leo Blech, Karl Bonhoeffer, Horst Buchholz, Tilla Durieux,
George Grosz, Maximilian Harden, Hilde Hildebrand, Joachim Ringelnatz
and Grethe Weiser.(See de:Friedhof Heerstraße)
Berlin - Charlottenburg, British War Cemetery, Heerstraße.(See
de:Britischer Friedhof an der Heerstraße)
Berlin - Kreuzberg, Holy Trinity Cemetery I Burial site of Fanny
Hensel Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Rahel Varnhagen (See:
(de:Friedhöfe vor dem Halleschen Tor) also Holy Trinity
Cemetery II Burial site of Martin Gropius, Adolph von Menzel
and Theodor Mommsen. (See de:Friedhöfe an der Bergmannstraße)
Berlin - Kreuzberg, Jersusalem und Neue Kirche III Burial site
of Adelbert von Chamisso and E.T.A. Hoffmann (See: de:Friedhöfe
vor dem Halleschen Tor) , also Friedhof IV der Gemeinde Jerusalems-
und Neue Kirche Burial site of Rikard Nordraak. (See: de:Friedhof
IV der Gemeinde Jerusalems- und Neue Kirche)
Berlin - Kreuzberg, Luisenstädtischer Friedhof Burial site
of Gustav Stresemann. (See de:Luisenstädtischer Friedhof)
Berlin - Lichtenberg, Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde. Burial
site of Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht.
Berlin - Mitte, Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof. Burial site
of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Bertolt
Brecht, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, John Heartfield and Johannes
Rau. (See de:Friedhof der Dorotheenstädtischen und Friedrichswerderschen
Berlin - Schöneberg, Städtischer Friedhof III. Burial
site of Marlene Dietrich and Helmut Newton.
Berlin - Schöneberg, Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof Berlin.
Burial site of the Brothers Grimm. (See de:Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof
Berlin - Weißensee, Weißensee Cemetery. The largest
old Jewish cemetery in Europe.
Berlin - Wilmersdorf, Friedhof Schmargendorf. Burial site of
Berlin - Zehlendorf, Städtischer Friedhof Berlin-Zehlendorf.
Burial site of Heinrich George.
Berlin - Zehlendorf, St Annen Friedhof, Dahlem Dorf. Burial
site of Rudi Dutschke.
Berlin - Zehlendorf, Waldfriedhof Dahlem, Hüttenweg. Burial
site of Gottfried Benn, Karl Hofer, Bernd Rosemeyer and Werner
Berlin - Zehlendorf, Waldfriedhof Zehlendorf, Potsdamer Chaussee.
Burial site of Willy Brandt, La Jana, Helmut Käutner, Julius
Leber, Hildegard Knef, Erich Mühsam, Ernst Reuter and Renée
Note: Some of these redlinks have different names. See first:
de:Kategorie:Friedhof in Berlin and de:Berliner Bestattungswesen
Stahnsdorf near Berlin, Südwest-Kirchhof Stahnsdorf (Stahnsdorf
Southwest Cemetery). Burial site of Rudolf Breitscheid, Lovis
Corinth, Jean Kurt Forest, Joachim Gottschalk, Engelbert Humperdinck,
Gustav Langenscheidt and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.
Hamburg, Hauptfriedhof Ohlsdorf (Ohlsdorf Main Cemetery), with
4.05 km² largest cemetery on Earth. 1.280000 graves.
Hamburg, Hauptfriedhof Öjendorf (Öjendorf Main Cemetery)
Hamburg, Jüdischer Friedhof Altona (Altona Jewish Cemetery)
Hamburg, Jüdischer Friedhof Ohlsdorf (Ohlsdorf Jewish Cemetery)
Hamburg, Jüdischer Friedhof Ottensen (Ottensen Jewish Cemetery)
North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Elmshorn, Jüdischer Friedhof (Elmshorn Jewish Cemetery)
Kerameikon - ancient cemetery in Athens
Proto Nekrotafio (First Cemetery of Athens) - Cemetery in Central
Athens, including the graves of many famous Greek politicians
and celebrities like Melina Mercouri, Andreas Papandreou, George
Papandreou, George Seferis, Manos Hadjidakis.
Anastaseos tou Kyriou (Resurrection of Lord) - The biggest public
cemetery of Greece. Located east of Thessaloniki.
Akrotiri, Chania, Crete - Venizelos' tombs. Burial site of the
politician Eleftherios Venizelos.
Vergina, Pella - (Macedonian Tombs). Tomb of the ancient Macedonian
King, Phillip II of Macedon.
Tatoy Royal Cemetery - Athens.
Mikra British Honorary Cemetery - Located in the municipality
of Kalamaria, in Thessaloniki. The Memorial commemorates 478
nurses, officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died
when troop transports and hospital ships were lost in the Mediterranean,
and who have no grave but the sea.
Skorpios Island, Ionian Sea - Burial site of 20th century's
shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and his daughter Christina
The most famous of them is Kerepesi Cemetery, one of the biggest
national pantheons in Europe, where several Hungarian notables
are buried in ornate monuments. The second most significant
may be Farkasréti Cemetery, including the graves of further
The largest cemetery in Budapest (and one of the largest ones
in Europe) is Új köztemeto (New Public Cemetery);
it comprises an area of about 2.07 km².
Other cemeteries in Budapest:
Angeli Street Cemetery
Csörsz Street Cemetery (Orthodox Jewish cemetery, out of
use since 1961)
Gránátos Street Cemetery (Orthodox Jewish cemetery)
Kerepesi Cemetery (Kerepesi temeto; official name: Fiumei úti
Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery (the biggest Jewish cemetery in
Hungary, with the monument of 600,000 Jewish martyrs)
New Public Cemetery (Új köztemeto; Rákoskeresztúri
Tamás Street Urn Cemetery
Újpest, Megyeri Cemetery
Imogiri - founded by Sultan Agung
Astan-e Quds-e Razavi in Mashhad
Bam cemetery in Bam
Behesht-e Fazl in Neyshabur (Where Fazlinb-e shazan-e Neyshaburi's
shrine is placed)
Behesht-e Zahra in Tehran - largest Iranian cemetery
Beheshtieh in Tehran - Jewish cemetery
Gurestan Bastani, Bushehr (the ancient cemetery, Bushehr)
Maghbarat ol-Shoara (the Poets’ cemetery in Tabriz)
Vadi-e Rahmat, Tabriz Cemetery
Naqsh-e Rustam (Achaemenid Royal Cemetery)
Shah-Abdol-Azim Cemetery, Rayy, Tehran
Shah Cheragh, Shiraz
Wadi-us-Salaam, Najaf - largest Islamic cemetery
Shuneziya, Baghdad - Burial place of saints and many pious personalities.
Republic of Ireland
Carrowmore, County Sligo
Deansgrange, County Dublin
Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
Huguenot Cemetery, Dublin
Newgrange, County Meath
St. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, Dublin
Mount Herzl, the official cemetery for the leaders of Israel,
where many Prime Ministers of Israel and President of Israel
are buried. Theodor Herzl, Zeev Jabotinsky, Golda Meir and Yitzhak
Rabin are among those who are buried here.
Mount of Olives, in Jerusalem - in almost continual use from
First Temple times until today. Oskar Schindler and Menachem
Begin buried here.
Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.
Kinnereth Cemetery, a small cemetery on the Sea of Galilee shore.
The poets Rachel and Neomi Shemer are buried here.
Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze, Florence - resting place
of Donatello and many members of the Medici family;
Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, Florence - resting place
of Galileo, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Gioacchino Rossini and
many other notables;
'English' Cemetery, Florence - burial site for Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Frances Trollope, Theodore Parker and others;
Porte Sante, Florence - resting place of Carlo Collodi and many
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice - resting
place of Titian, Claudio Monteverdi and the heart of Antonio
Campo di Verano cemetery, Rome - Largest cemetery in Rome
Cimitero Monumentale in Milan is a very large cemetery that
includes the Famedio (Temple of Fame) where Giuseppe Verdi,
Vladimir Horowitz, Alessandro Manzoni, Arturo Toscanini, and
others are interred;
Catacombs of Rome
Mausoleum of Theodoric
Protestant Cemetery, Rome - resting place of Percy Bysshe Shelley,
San Michele, Venice - Venice's main cemetery and resting place
of Ezra Pound, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev;
Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa--famous for its sepulchral
sculpture and architecture.
Foreign cemeteries in Japan The Tokyo foreign cemetery is a
section of the Aoyama Reien municipal cemetery in Aoyama, Tokyo.
It is currently (2005) under threat from the city's bureaucracy
which is planning to make a park on the site and has posted
Kanpo notices in front of endangered graves for which fees have
not been paid by families of the deceased. These notices expire
at the end of September 2005 - after which the graves may be
removed and reburied elsewhere.
Nagasaki has three main international cemeteries: 1) Inasa
International Cemetery, which is the oldest foreign cemetery
in Japan and consists of separate plots for Chinese, Dutch and
Russian people; 2) Oura International Cemetery, which was established
in the early 1860's near the site of the Nagasaki Foreign Settlement
and served the foreign community until being closed in 1888;
and 3) Sakamoto International Cemetery, which has some 440 graves
including that of Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover.
The Kobe cemetery is on Mount Futatabi in a pleasant woodland
location and has the graves of many long-term residents, including
Alexander Cameron Sim.
The Yokohama cemetery, located in Naka ward, includes among
many others the grave of Charles Lennox Richardson, murdered
in the Namamugi Incident in September 1862, John Wilson, and
that of Charles Wirgman. The French military advisors of the
Boshin War, François Bouffier, Jean Marlin, and Auguste
Pradier are also buried there.
On the weekends of the Spring, Summer and Fall (from noon to
4:00 p.m.), the cemetery is opened up to the public for a small
donation to help with the upkeep of the premises. Visitors will
get a small pamphlet showing graves of interest, and they can
also view the museum at the site. These events are organized
by the Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery Foundation.
The Hakodate cemetery includes the grave of a mariner from
the fleet of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry.
Wajee Nature Park, Nyeri, resting place of Robert Baden-Powell
founder of the Scouting movement.
Rasos Cemetery, Vilnius
Bukit China in Malacca is the largest (250,000 m²) Chinese
cemetery outside China, with graves that date back to the Ming
Tanjung Kupang Memorial
Taiping War Cemetery
Labuan War Cemetery
Panteón de Dolores, Mexico City
Panteón Español, Mexico City
Panteón Francés, Mexico City
Panteón de Belén, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Panteón del Carmen, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Panteón de Dolores, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Parque funeral Guadalupe, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Panteones Municipales de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Panteón del Roble, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Panteón Valle de Paz, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Panteón Tepeyac, Monterrey, Nuevo León
Westerkerk, Amsterdam - Resting place of Rembrandt van Rijn
Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam - Resting place of Joost van den Vondel,
Michiel de Ruyter
Nieuwe Kerk, Delft - Resting place of William I of Orange, most
members of House of Orange
Oude Kerk, Delft - Resting place of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek,
Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Maarten Tromp, Johannes Vermeer
Holten Canadian War Cemetery
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery
Northern Cemetery (Dunedin) - final resting place of Thomas
Bracken, author of New Zealand's national anthem, God Defend
Miani Sahib Qabaristan (Lahore) - Hundreds of years old, it
is the largest cemetery in Lahore, contains graves of saints
and pious people.
Makli Hill (Thatta) - One of the largest cemeteries in the world,
contains hundreds of graves of saints, pious people, local rulers
Presbitero Maestro is one of the cemeteries in the capital city
of Peru, Lima. The architectural styles of the mausoleums found
within are broad ranging. It houses the remains of several important
political, military and literary figures. Most prominent of
all the mausoleums is the Panteón de los Próceres
where heroes of the War of the Pacific (1879-1884) are buried.
El Panteón de los PróceresBy 1786, the Spanish
Viceroy Jose Abascal recommended the construction of a general
cemetery in Lima. This wasn't finished until 1807, thanks to
the effort of the Priest Matías Maestro. This multifaceted
man, born in Vitoria (Spain)in 1776, came to Peru by the end
of the 18th century to start a new business. In 1793, he became
a Catholic Priest and since then he dedicated to “renew”
the churches and altarpieces with the latest fashion style:
Neoclassicism. He became General Director of Lima’s Public
Beneficence Society in 1826 and died on January 7th of 1835.
Gliwice - New Jewish Cemetery (Szobiszowice) (pol. Nowy Cmentarz
Kraków - Rakowice Cemetery,
Kraków - Skalka,the "National Pantheon",
Kraków - Wawel Cathedral, burial place for Polish kings,
bishops of Kraków,poets and national heroes,
Szczecin - Central Cemetery, - one of the largest cemeteries
Warsaw - Powazki Cemetery, among those interred here are film
director Krzysztof Kieslowski and Nobel Prize winning author
Wroclaw - Old Jewish Cemetery - The most famous person buried
here is Ferdinand Lassalle, the founder of German Socialist
Church of Santa Engrácia - the National Pantheon, burial
place of Amália Rodrigues, Vasco da Gama among others.
Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamón
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan, bural
place of authors Pedro Salinas, Muna Lee and singer Tony Croatto
Bellu cemetery, Bucharest
Merry Cemetery, Sapânta (Maramures)
Central Cemetery, Cluj-Napoca
Novodevichy Cemetery at the New Maidens' Convent, Moscow - many
famous Russians and citizens of the former Soviet Union buried
here including Nikita Khrushchev, the writers Nikolai Gogol
and Anton Chekhov, and composers Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri
Vagankovskoye Cemetery, Moscow, Russia is the burial site for
Inga Artamonova, Vladimir Vysotsky, Sergei Yesenin, and others.
Donskoe Cemetery in Moscow is an old necropolis next to the
Rogozhskoye cemetery in Moscow is the center of Old Believer
community in Russia and the world.
Tikhvin Cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Petersburg,
Russia. Among those interred here is author Fyodor Dostoevsky,
scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Persian Shiite Cemetery, St. Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress, Petersburg - all Russian Tsars since
Peter the Great are buried in the cathedral.
Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery, St Petersburg - burial ground
for the victims of the Siege of Leningrad and probably the largest
cemetery in the world by the number of people interred.
Komarovo Cemetery, Komarovo, Saint Petersburg - burial place
of Saint Petersburg scientific and cultural intelligentsia such
as Anna Akhmatova
Novodevichy Cemetery (Saint Petersburg) should be distinguished
from the eponymous cemetery in Moscow.
Lenin's Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vladimir Lenin,
with his embalmed body on public display.
Kremlin Wall Necropolis - part of the Kremlin Wall where Soviet
governments buried many prominent Communist figures.
Pantheon, Moscow - a project in the 1950s to construct a monumental
memorial tomb in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Slavín monumental memorial and cemetery of fallen Soviet
Army soldiers in Bratislava
National Cemetery in Martin
Cemeteries of Villages in Eastern Slovakia
Novo Groblje in Belgrade - burial ground of many famous Serbs
Seoul National Cemetery
Daejeon National Cemetery
Cementerio de la Almudena - Madrid's largest cemetery
El Escorial - burial place for the monarchs of Spain
Cementerio de San Fernando - Sevilla's cemetery
Panteón de Hombres Ilustres, in Madrid
Royal Chapel of Granada, where the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella
and Ferdinand with Joanna of Castile "La Loca" and
Philip the Handsome lie.
Valle de los Caídos. Francisco Franco, Primo de Rivera,
and more than 30.000 soldiers of both factions deceased in the
Spanish Civil War lay there.
Baqi Cemetery, Medina
Ma'ala Cemetery, Mecca
Both these cemeteries are outstanding religiously historical
burial grounds. Eminent early Islamic figures are buried at
both these sites as well as other places. However, these two
cemeteries are held in esteem. Many people even today desire
these sites to be their final journey.
Norra begravningsplatsen, established in 1827 in northern Stockholm,
is the burial site for a number of Swedish notables including
Alfred Nobel, Ingrid Bergman and Ulrich Salchow.
Skogskyrkogården, a relatively new cemetery opened in
1920 in southern Stockholm, has been named a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Amongst others, the cemetery contains the graves of actress
Uppsala Cathedral is the burial site for several Swedish kings
and queens from the 16th and 17th century, as well as Carolus
Linnaeus and Emanuel Swedenborg. The nearby Old Graveyard houses
the grave of Dag Hammarskjöld.
Bremgartenfriedhof: Michail Alexandrowitsch Bakunin.
Schosshaldenfriedhof: Paul Klee.
Friedhof Bümpliz (with sculptures by Schang Hutter)
Jüdischer Friedhof Bern: Max Horkheimer.
Cimetière des Rois
Kilchberg, Zurich: burial site for Thomas Mann, Katia Mann,
Erika Mann, Golo Mann, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer)
Cemetery Morcote: burial site for Alexander Moissi (1879-1935),
Georges Baklanoff (1882-1938), Georg Kaiser (1878-1945), Eugen
Friedhof Fluntern: burial site for Elias Canetti, Kurt Früh,
Therese Giehse, Fritz Hug, James Joyce, Karl Moser, Lavoslav
Ruicka, Paul Scherrer, Emil Oprecht
Privatfriedhof Hohe Promenade: Grabstädte Arnold Escher
von der Linth.
Friedhof Manegg: Walter Matthias Diggelmann, Alfred Escher,
Friedrich Glauser, Kurt Gloor, Othmar Schoeck.
Friedhof Nordheim: Albin Zollinger.
Friedhof Rehalp: Heinrich Federer.
Friedhof Sihlfeld: Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli, Karl Culmann,
Gustav Gull, Rudolf Koller, Johanna Spyri, August Bebel, Henri
Dunant, Gottfried Keller.
Bab-e-Sagheer Cemetery (Damascus) - One of the most famous cemeteries
in the Muslim world, it contains the resting places of the Wives
of Prophet R.A, Companions of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, saints
and other pious personalities.
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Chin Pao San
Wuchih Mountain Military Cemetery
Tamsui Foreign Cemetery
Cebeci Asri Cemetery: The cemetery for high ranked public and
military officials in Ankara
Turkish State Cemetery: Cemetery in Ankara reserved for presidents,
prime ministers and high ranked military officials fought at
the Turkish War of Independence
Beach Cemetery, Anzac: Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery
containing the remains of allied troops who died during the
Battle of Gallipoli in 1915
Karacaahmet Cemetery: 400 year-old cemetery in Üsküdar,
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery : One of the greatest cemeteries in Istanbul
Lychakivskiy Cemetery, Lviv - The burial site for Polish and
Ukrainian notables including writer Maria Konopnicka and the
poet, Ivan Franko.
Abney Park, Stoke Newington, London - Opened in 1840, it is
one of London's Magnificent Seven cemeteries and was the first
wholly non-denominational cemetery in Europe; architecture by
William Hosking, arboretum by Loddiges, design concept by George
Collison based partly on the 'New World' principles and designs
of Mount Auburn Cemetery. Although open to all, it became particularly
noted as the main C19th burial place of English nonconformist
ministers, scholars and missionaries as Bunhill Fields became
Aldershot Military Cemetery, first enclosed in 1856, it is the
final resting place Military personal of all ranks, or ex military
personnel and for internment of wives and families, and for
some civilians who have spent their life with the army.
Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol - established 1837, first burial
Ballyoan Cemetery, County Londonderry
Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast
Brompton Cemetery- Opened in 1840, it is one of London's Magnificent
Seven cemeteries and is the final resting place for a number
of prominent persons including Samuel Cunard, Emmeline Pankhurst,
Sir Charles Fremantle amongst others.
Brookwood Cemetery - Brookwood, Woking,Surrey - resting place
for over 240,000 people.
Bunhill Fields, London, England - note as the main late C17th,
C18th and early C19th burial place of nonconformist ministers,
scholars, and literary figures including John Bunyan, William
Blake, Isaac Watts and Daniel Defoe
Canongate Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland - Resting place of Adam
Smith, regarded as the founder of modern economics
Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, England
Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London, England
Highgate Cemetery, London, is notable for its Egyptian Avenue
and Lebanon Circle. The tomb of Karl Marx, topped with a huge
bronze bust, is here. Highgate is also the final resting place
of Douglas Adams, Jacob Bronowski, Charles Cruft, George Eliot,
Michael Faraday, William Friese-Greene, Stella Gibbons,Sheila
Gish, Radclyffe Hall, Leslie Hutchinson, Sidney Nolan, prolific
actor Sir Ralph Richardson, Christina Rossetti, William Michael
Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal, Herbert Spencer, Feliks Topolski
and Max Wall.
Iona Abbey, last resting place of many kings of Scotland, and
Labour leader John Smith
Kensal Green Cemetery, London, oldest English cemetery of its
type still in operation, many elaborate Victorian mausoleums,
including those of William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope.
Milltown Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery at Kensal Green in London
is the final resting place for a number of notables including
Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte, Sax Rohmer and Krystyna Skarbek.
St Botolph Aldersgate, London
St Margarets, London
St Paul's Cathedral, London
Victoria Gate, Hyde Park
Westminster Abbey, London, also the final resting place of prolific
stage and screen actor Lord Laurence Olivier
West Norwood Cemetery, one of London's Magnificent Seven, containing
a record 65 listed monuments, and many notables including Sir
Henry Bessemer, Dr William Marsden, Sir Hiram Maxim, Paul Julius
Baron von Reuter
Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland - Better known for its
elaborate mausolea than celebrated cadavers.
United States of America
Ahavas Chesed Cemetery, Mobile
Church Street Graveyard, Mobile
Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham - Bear Bryant, Eddie Kendricks,
Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile
Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville
Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham - Louise Wooster
Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery - Hank Williams
Old Catholic Cemetery, Mobile
Sha'arai Shomayim Cemetery, Mobile
Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn
Boothill Graveyard (Tombstone, Arizona) - Billy Clanton, Frank
McLaury, and Tom McLaury.
Greenwood Memory Lawn (Phoenix, Arizona) - Walter Winchell.
Mesa Cemetery (Mesa, Arizona) - Waylon Jennings, and Ernesto
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona)
Paradise Memorial Gardens (Scottsdale, Arizona) - Elisabeth
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park (Phoenix, Arizona) - Darrell
Duppa, and King Woolsey.
Railroad Park (Willcox, Arizona) - Rex Allen and his horse,
Wittmann Cemetery (Wittmann, Arizona)
Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - known as Westminster Abbey
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles;
Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles;
Centerville Pioneer Cemetery, Fremont;
Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles;
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma is the burial site of William
Randolph Hearst and other members of the Hearst family plus
prominent citizens from the San Francisco area.
Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles.
El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California.
Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland - Final resting place of Black Panther
co-founder Huey P. Newton.
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City);
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery, Los Angeles - resting
place for Stan Laurel, Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Marty
Feldman, Lee van Cleef, Telly Savalas, Liberace, Andy Gibb,
Ricky Nelson, Bette Davis; Lucille Ball was originally interred
here, but her remains were relocated to Jamestown, New York
Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale - satirized in
Evelyn Waugh's novel, The Loved One.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego County,
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos - Final resting place of
historian Iris Chang.
Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale - Edna Purviance,
Chill Wills, Leo G. Carroll.
Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.
Hills of Eternity Cemetery, Colma (known as the "City of
the Dead"), burial place of Wyatt Earp;
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City - Al Jolson, Jack
Benny and Milton Berle are buried here.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles - burial
place of Mel Blanc, Rudolph Valentino, Bugsy Siegel, John Huston
and the Chandler family of Los Angeles Times fame. Jayne Mansfield
and Johnny Ramone have cenotaphs.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, (suburb of San Francisco) - Joe
DiMaggio, California Governor Edmund G. (Pat) Brown, San Francisco
Mayor George Moscone, Bank of America founder, A.P. Giannini,
musician Vince Guaraldi, and Abigail Folger.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City - Bing Crosby, Lawrence Welk,
Sharon Tate, and Bela Lugosi are among the Holy Cross residents.
Home of Peace Cemetery, East Los Angeles - two of the Three
Stooges were interred here;
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood;
Los Angeles National Cemetery, West Los Angeles;
Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles;
Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, California is the burial
site of Bessie Barriscale, Howard C. Hickman Ernie Nevers, and
Diane Marie Antonia Varsi.
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland - burial place of many important
people from Californian (and American) history, including Elizabeth
Short, Henry Kaiser, Julia Morgan, and 3 California governors.
Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles;
Old City Cemetery (also known as Sacramento Historic Cemetery),
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California.
Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier - the largest cemetery in
the world; resting place of Alvin Ailey, Jr., Haing S. Ngor
San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles;
Stanford Mausoleum, Stanford University - Leland Stanford, Jr.,
and his parents Leland Stanford and Jane Stanford.
Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, Los Angeles;
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles
- Marilyn Monroe, Frank Zappa, Billy Wilder, Natalie Wood;
Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica;
All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven;
Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven;
Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport;
District of Columbia
Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Holy Rood Cemetery, (on the grounds of Georgetown University),
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington D.C.
Limona Cemetery, Brandon
Geneva Cemetery, Geneva is where Lewis Paine, a/k/a Lewis Thornton
Powell, co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham
Lincoln, is buried.
Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL
Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, made famous by the Bird Girl
sculpture featured on the cover of the book, and in the movie
of, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil;
Forest Lawn Cemetery, College Park - Final resting place of
Whitman Mayo (actor who played Grady Wilson on the 1970s hit
sitcom "Sanford and Son").
Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta - Final resting place of Theodore
"Tiger" Flowers (first African-American middle-weight
boxing champion) and Rev. Hosea L. Williams (civil rights leader
who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change,
Atlanta - Final resting place of civil rights icon Martin Luther
Morehouse College, Atlanta - Final resting place of Dr. John
Hope (President of Atlanta University) and wife, Dr. Benjamin
E. Mays (President of Morehouse College and mentor to Martin
Luther King, Jr.) and wife Sadie
Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, is where Margaret Mitchell, author
of Gone with the Wind, Maynard H. Jackson (first black mayor
of Atlanta), Bobby Jones (famed golfer) are buried. It is also
known for its Victorian memorials to the Confederate cause and
Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, is where numerous Georgia politicians,
Confederate soldiers, University of Georgia (UGA) presidents
and other notable UGA and Athens people are buried. Dean Rusk,
former United States Secretary of State, and Ricky Wilson, guitarist
in the rock band The B-52's, are buried in this cemetery.
Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, is where Allman Brothers Band guitarist
Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley are buried.
South-View Cemetery, Atlanta- Final resting place of Alonzo
F. Herndon (Atlanta's first black millionaire), Rev. Martin
Luther King, Sr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. (mother and
father of Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Westview Cemetery, Atlanta- Largest Cemetery in Southeastern
United States. Final resting place of Henry W. Grady, Joel Chandler
Harris (Author), Asa Candler(businessman) and Rev. Dr. Corneilus
L. Henderson (United Methodist Church Minister/Bishop).
St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta. The final resting place
of both JonBenet Ramsey and Patsy Ramsey.
Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu, Hawai‘i,
official state veterans cemetery for those who served in the
United States Armed Forces
Honolulu Catholic Cemetery, 839A South King Street, Honolulu.
Notable persons interred here include the Roman Catholic bishops
of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, as well
as other famous persons such as Congressional delegate Robert
Wilcox and Tahitian princess Eugénie Ninito Sumner.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, Honolulu,
Hawai‘i, official United States Armed Forces cemetery
comparable to Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place
of Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War,
Vietnam War and Gulf War dead. Also interred are the former
Governors of Hawai‘i, influential American statesmen,
Challenger disaster victims, among others.
Royal Masoleum at Mauna‘ala, Nu‘uanu, Honolulu,
Hawai‘i, official resting place of the Kamehameha and
Kalakaua dynasties who reigned over the Kingdom of Hawai‘i
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i,
official resting place of those killed during the attack on
Honolulu on 7 December 1941
Valley of the Temples, Kane‘ohe, Honolulu, Hawai‘i,
home of the Byodo-In Temple and final resting place of Walter
F. Dillingham. Former Philippines dictator President Ferdinand
E. Marcos was also entombed here for a brief period, and his
mausoleum was open to public visitation, until his body was
returned to the Philippines where it remains until today on
permanent display in a shrine specially built for him in the
family's home province of Ilocos Norte.
Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, Idaho - Burial place of Ernest Hemingway
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - a small, abandoned and reportedly
Graceland Cemetery - resting place of many members of Chicago's
architectural, political, and industrial elite. Marshall Field,
Cyrus McCormick, Carter Harrison, Potter Palmer, Ludwig Mies
van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Daniel Burnham are a few famous
people buried here.
Mount Carmel Cemetery - the final resting place of several Bishops
and Archbishops of Chicago, as well as organized crime figures
such as Al Capone. The cemetery is located just west of Chicago
in Hillside, Illinois.
Rosehill Cemetery - Julius Rosenwald, Oscar Meyer and others.
Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago - burial site for Enrico Fermi,
Cap Anson, Jesse Owens and other notables.
Westlawn Cemetery - Jack Ruby, Abe Saperstein.
Burr Oak Cemetery and Restvale Cemetery, Alsip (near Chicago)
- are the final resting places for many prominent African-American
musicians and other personalities including Muddy Waters, Dinah
Washington, Candy Jim Taylor, Ezzard Charles.
Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Listed on the cemetery National
Registry in 1994. Memorials created by significant artists,
including Alexander Stirling Calder and Paul de Vigne.
Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington - resting place of former
Vice President of the United States Adlai E. Stevenson I, former
U.S. Ambassdor to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson II, and
former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis, among others.
Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield - resting place of former
President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, and members
of his family, as well as notable state of Illinois politicians.
German Waldheim Cemetery - Including several anarchists and
socialists, including the Haymarket Martyrs, Emma Goldman, and
Jewish Waldheim Cemetery
Showmen's Rest - circus performers
Maplewood Cemetery Rantoul Holy Sepulchre Rantoul
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis - third largest cemetery in
the United States (by area) and burial place of John Dillinger,
Charles Fairbanks, Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling, President Benjamin
Harrison, James Whitcomb Riley, eleven Indiana Governors and
fourteen Indiana Mayors.
Flanner and Buchanan, with 5 locations.
Heady Lane Cemetery, Fishers, Indiana-small cemetery which dates
back to the early 1800s and has many members of the Heady family
Park Cemetery, Fairmount - burial place of James Dean.
Beech Grove Cemetery Orange County, Indiana. Very Large, originally
a Quaker Cemetery
Hunt Cemetery Orange County, Indiana
Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque. One of the main cemeteries for people
living in the Dubuque area. Originally it was the cemetery for
the city's Protestants, but now it serves people of all faiths.
A number of prominent Iowans are buried at the cemetery.
Logan Park Cemetery, Sioux City- burial place of cartoonist,
Jay Darling and of notable historical figures.
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery was originally
the main burial location for the German Catholics of Dubuque.
It is presently one of the two main Catholic cemeteries in Dubuque.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque. This cemetery, along with Mount
Calvary Cemetery, is one of two main Catholic cemeteries in
Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport. Burial place of jazz legend, Bix
Oakland Cemetery, Centerville. This cemetery is the city owned
cemetery for Centerville and is the burial place of former Governor
of Iowa, Francis M. Drake.
Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City. This cemetery is home to the Black
Angel, a burial monument surrounded by mystery and superstition.
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Earling.
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Founded in
1862. Burial place of Civil War and Indian War veterans, including
eight Medal of Honor recipients, and the Fort and town's namesake,
Brigadier General Henry Leavenworth.
Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan. The first cemetery in Manhattan,
founded in 1860. It is the burial place of the fourth Governor
of Kansas Nehemiah Green, Earl Woods, scientist Samuel Wendell
Williston, anthropologist Solon Toothaker Kimball, and other
local notables, including one Medal of Honor recipient.
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville - burial place
of President Zachary Taylor.
Cave Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, Louisville - burial place
of Colonel Sanders.
Moffitt Cemetery, Milton - a part of the film Some Came Running,
starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, was
shot on location here.
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington - established 1849. Burial place
of Henry Clay, John Hunt Morgan, and John Cabell Breckinridge.
Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans - grandest of the city's cemeteries,
it is the burial site of notables such as Al Hirt, P.G.T. Beauregard
and others. Because of the high water table (parts of the city
are below sea level), graves in New Orleans cemeteries are above
St. Louis Cemetery #1,#2,#3, New Orleans - burial place of Marie
Laveau, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, and many notable pirates
First Parish Cemetery, York
Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring - Mattie Stepanek,
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting place of Samuel
Arnold, John Wilkes Booth, Allen Dulles, Johns Hopkins, Benjamin
Chew Howard, Joseph E. Johnston, Sidney Lanier, and many other
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland
Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore - final resting place of Charles
Joseph Bonaparte, Frederick William Nicholls Crouch, H. L. Mencken,
Ottmar Mergenthaler, Mary Pickersgill, and many other important
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick - Barbara Fritchie, Francis
Old Saint Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore - Lewis Armistead, George
Atzerodt, Samuel Chase, John Eager Howard, and many other important
United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Rockville - F Scott Fitzgerald
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Baltimore - James McHenry,
Edgar Allan Poe, and many other important Marylanders.
U.S. National Cemetery
Assonet Burying Ground, Assonet - burial site of John M. Deane,
Civil War era Medal of Honor recipient.
Copp's Hill, Boston - 17th century
Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, garden cemetery, founded
Granary Burying Ground, Boston - 17th century
Greek Theology School of Boston, Iakovos, Archbishop of America.
Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline - Joseph P. Kennedy, Rose Fitzgerald
Kennedy (first resting place of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, later
reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery)
King's Chapel, Boston - 17th century
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, first garden cemetery, picturesque
landscaping; bird, plant, and tree sanctuary, featured in The
Thomas Crown Affair (1968).
Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, founded late 1600s.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord - Henry David Thoreau,
Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott - Burial site of Anthony M.
Pizzi and Lydia T. Pizzi
All Saints Cemetery, Waterford
Eden Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan, burial place of Lewis Cass,
Zachariah Chandler, Coleman Young, and many other notable people,
especially from the 19th century.
Evergreen Cemetery, Muskegon
Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan
Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan
Guardian Angel Cemetery, Oakland Township
Hawley Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Holy Cross Cemetery, Detroit
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield
Knapp Cemetery, Northville
Lakeside Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan
Leek Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Michigan
Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt, Michigan
Michigan Memorial Cemetery, Flat Rock, Michigan
Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, Michigan
Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte
Mount Elliott Cemetery, Detroit
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit
Norton Cemetery, Norton Shores
Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon
Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna
Restlawn Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan
Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township
Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville
St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights
St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Claybanks Township, Oceana County,
Thayer Cemetery, Northville
Waterford Cemetery, Northville
White Chapel Cemetery, Troy
William Ganong Cemetery, Westland
Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit
Yerkes Cemetery, Northville
Pine Grove Cemetery, Millington. Final resting place of Kayla
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, burial place of Orville
Freeman, Hubert Humphrey, Muriel Humphrey, Frank C. Mars, Karl
Mueller, Floyd B. Olson, Rudy Perpich, John S. Pillsbury, Tiny
Tim, Paul Wellstone, and many other prominent Minnesotans involved
in it's founding and development.
Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries, St. Louis, are the final
resting place for William Burroughs, Sara Teasdale, Tennessee
Williams, Kate Chopin, William Clark and others.
Prospect Hill Cemetery in North Omaha, Nebraska is the pioneer
cemetery of Omaha, Nebraska, and is home to almost all of Omaha's
founding fathers and mothers.
Merrill Cemetery, Manchester - "Commodore" George
Washington Morrison Nutt, promoted by P.T. Barnum.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester - Composer Horace Johnson, Governor
Person Colby Cheney
Valley Cemetery, Manchester - 20-acre garden cemetery, founded
1841, final resting place for many New Hampshire congressmen,
U.S. Senators, governors and Manchester's mayors.
Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey - burial place of General
George B. McClellan.
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands -- President Chester A. Arthur
Bayside Acacia Cemetery, Bayside, Queens
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens;
Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven, Hawthorne - Babe Ruth, James
Cagney, Anna Held, and others;
Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn
Cold Springs Cemetery, near Carlisle Gardens, New York
Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn
Salem Fields Cemetery, Brooklyn
Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale - Joan Crawford, Judy Garland,
Malcolm X, Aaliyah, and others;
Flushing Cemetery, Queens - Louis Armstrong
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo - Millard Fillmore, Rick James,
Forest Park Cemetery, Brunswick -- a famous "haunted"
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Westchester County, New York
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Stillwater
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn - Samuel Morse, William March
"Boss" Tweed, F.A.O. Schwarz and Jean-Michel Basquiat
are among the burials here;
Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla - Ayn Rand, Tommy Dorsey, Lou Gehrig
and other personalities are interred here
Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens
Machpelah Cemetery, Queens - Harry Houdini is interred here.
The Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp on Staten Island is the final
resting place for several members of the Vanderbilt family.
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester - Susan B. Anthony, Frederick
Douglass, Lewis Henry Morgan, John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb,
Frank E. Gannett, Hiram Sibley, Dr. Hartwell Carver, Myron Holley,
George B. Selden, and many more.
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens
New York Marble Cemetery, East Village, Manhattan is the oldest
non-sectarian cemetery in New York City.
Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy - Samuel Wilson aka Uncle Sam
Saint Anthony's Lutheran Cemetery, Sanborn
Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale - Interred here are Peter
J. Brennan, Clarence Williams, Vitas Gerulaitis, and others.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving, Elizabeth
Arden, Walter Chrysler, William Rockefeller, Samuel Gompers,
Andrew Carnegie, are among notables buried here. Cemetery named
by Washington Irving.
Trinity Churchyard, New York City - Astor family members; Blair
Witmer Road Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York
Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx - Duke Ellington, Herman Melville,
and Joseph Pulitzer are among those buried at this Woodlawn.
Union cemetery,Fort Edward final resting place ofKen Varney
Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chapel Hill
Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington.
New Bern National Cemetery
Raleigh National Cemetery
Salisbury National Cemetery
Wilmington National Cemetery
Brock Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio - Annie Oakley
Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus - William Dennison, Jim Rhodes,
Eddie Rickenbacker, and James Thurber.
Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland - burial site for President James
A. Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness and others.
Mansfield Catholic Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio. Famous architect
F.F. Schnitzer buried here.
Rose Hill Cemetery in Massillon, Ohio - Paul Brown
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio - largest
non-profit private (second largest overall) cemetery in the
United States (725+ acres) - Bob Braun, Salmon P. Chase, and
Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio - Moses Fleetwood Walker, Dave
Thomas, Woody Hayes.
Woodland Cemetery, Dayton - gravesites of Wilbur and Orville
Wright, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Erma Bombeck and others.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo - gravesites of Samuel M. Jones, Edward
Drummond Libbey, Morrison Waite and others.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK - burial site for comedian
Sam Kinison, controversial religious figure Susan Alamo, major
league baseball player Carl Morton, religious figure Evelyn
Roberts and musician Bob Wills.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK - burial site for
noted aviator Wiley Post
Ross Cemetery, Park Hill, OK - burial site for many noted Cherokee
leaders including that of Cherokee chief John Ross.
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville neighborhood)
- Stephen Foster, Josh Gibson, and other notable personalities
from the Pittsburgh area.
Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia - Burial site of Benjamin
Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.
East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Easton Cemetery, Easton-Burial site of George Taylor a signer
of the Declaration of Independence.
Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl - burial place of Jayne Mansfield.
Gettysburg National Cemetery, at the dedication of which in
November, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous
Greenwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - August Wilson
and other African-American notable personalities from the Pittsburgh
Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Squirrel Hill
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, garden cemetery founded
Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, oldest Jewish cemetery
in Philadelphia; founded 1738.
Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia)
Mount Peace Cemetery , Philadelphia, also known as Odd Fellows
Cemetery - George Lippard
Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville--Cemetery for the Diocese
of Allentown (Lehigh Valley).
St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh
- Burial site of Andy Warhol
Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport--one of the largest in the Eastern
North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, oldest cemetery
in Providence, many notable Rhode Islanders are buried here.
Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island, established in
1846 on a 60-acre tract of land bordering the Neck Road and
extending easterly to the shore of the Seekonk River.
Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis
De Smet Cemetery, De Smet- burial place of members of the family
of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis
Hot Springs National Cemetery, Hot Springs
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood- burial place of Wild Bill Hickock,
Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock.
Saint John Cemetery, Beresford- burial place of United States
Senator, William J. Bulow.
Nashville & area:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville has a "Music
Row" where a number of country music personalities are
interred, including Lefty Frizzell;
Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville - burial site
for Johnny Cash, Sheb Wooley, and other country music stars;
Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville - Roy Acuff, Hank Snow and other
country music personalities;
Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville - burial site for
a number of country music personalities, including Otis Blackwell,
Webb Pierce, and Johnny PayCheck;
Mount Olivet Cemetery (Nashville) - burials include a significant
number of politicians and country music stars
Memphis & area:
Graceland, Memphis - burial place of Elvis Presley;
Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis - burials include Shawn Lane,
Sam Phillips and Charlie Rich;
Hawley Cemetery, located in Matagorda County - beautifully maintained,
contains the burial place of Abel Head "SHANGHAI"
Pierce, early Cattleman.
Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas - burial place of Stevie
Ray Vaughan, Rock & Blues musician and J.D. Tippit, Dallas
police officer allegedly killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on the
day of the Kennedy assassination.
Meadowlawn Memorial Park, San Antonio, Texas - senior citizens
and civil rights activist ZerNona Black
Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas - cosmetics
tycoon Mary Kay Ash, baseball great Mickey Mantle and Academy
Award winning actress Greer Garson, among others.
Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas - burial place of many prominent
Texans and their spouses.
BabyHead Cemetery, Llano, Texas
Hope Cemetery, Barre, Vermont
Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. military cemetery established
during the American Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Lee's
plantation at Arlington House across the Potomac River from
Washington, D.C. in Arlington.
Hollywood Cemetery, located in Richmond - a large, hilly burial
place of two US presidents, the only president of the Confederacy,
and many soldiers from the American Civil War.
Alexandria National Cemetery (VA), in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia,
is a dense and sprawling necropolis dating back to the US Civil
National Memorial Park / King David Memorial Gardens; Falls
Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia; burial site of the
Confederacy during the Cival War. There are also burial sites
predating the American Revolution.
Calvary Cemetery, located in the Ravenna/Bryant neighborhood
Lake View Cemetery, one of Seattle's first cemeteries contains
many local dignitaries and celebrities.
The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery is on land adjacent
to the Lake View Cemetery and contains the graves of many who
served in the U.S Civil War.
Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee
Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee
Shah-i-Zinda. The Mausoleum of 15 century.
Shah-i-Zinda in Persian meaning "The Living King")
is one of the world-known necropolises of Central Asia, which
is situated in the northeastern part of Samarkand. The Shah-i-Zinda
Ensemble includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings of 9-14th
and 19th centuries.
The Campo Santo Teutonico is the old Roman cemetery for pilgrims
from the Holy Roman Empire and its successors.
*St. Peter's Basilica, Rome - resting place of Saint Peter,
Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II, and many other popes;
The Panteón Nacional in Caracas is a monument where the
most famous Venezuelans are buried.
Mai Dich National Cemetery - cemetery established after French
occupation ended in 1954 in Hanoi as a place of worship for
heroes of the people. Those buried here include statesmen, writers,
poets, and others who have close ties to Vietnam's current government.
Mac Ðinh Chi Cemetery - Located in the heart of former Saigon,
Mac Dinh Chi was South Vietnam's most prestigious French colonial
cemetery reserved for celebrities, politicians and the upper
class. Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu were interred
here. In the early 1980s, Vietnam's communist government declared
the place a corrupt reminder of the past and dissolved the cemetery
by 1983. In accordance to communist laws, bodies in Mac Dinh
Chi were exhumed, cremated and given to remaining family members
whenever possible. A theme park was built on top of the cemetery
to erase all traces of the past.
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