Saturday, July 01, 2006

Philadelphi Area Cemeteries - Laurel Hill Cemetery

This is a GORGEOUS Cemetery. I have never seen anything like this.

Laurel Hill was established in 1836 (? I think). It was the first rural cemetery in the City of Philadelphia, and the second in the nation. It was laid out by John Notman, and it sits overlooking the banks of the Schuylkill River. It is on the List of National Historic Places.

There are several famous people buried there. There are 6 Titanic passengers, a lot of Civil War soldiers including General George Gordon Meade, and Matthew Baldwin founder of Baldwin Locomotive.

There is also a West Laurel Hill But I have not been there yet.


DNSBARTS said...

Dee -- OMG -- Those pictures are beautiful! You need to post some new pictures of things. I myself love photography. I just got nice new camera for Christmas that Im learing how to use.


DKMaialetti said...

Hi Dana,
Sorry, I have been pretty busy. I have been taking pictures but just have not gotten around to posting.