Historic Cemeteries

Much of our nation’s history can be found in historic cemeteries.  According to Greg Melville, author of the book Over My Dead Body:  Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries, there are about 144,000 historic cemeteries scattered throughout the country. San Francisco banned new burials within the confines of the City in the early 20th century.  By mid-century, city leaders again noted that the city was growing and that the cemeteries were taking up valuable land space.  Much has been written about how the city in the 1940s relocated 160,000 of the dead to the City…

Close Menu
Verified by ExactMetrics