Laurel Hill Cemetery

Coordinates: 40°00′14″N 75°11′15″W / 40.00389°N 75.18750°W / 40.00389; -75.18750
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
Pennsylvania state historical marker
William Warner memorial sculpted by Alexander Milne Calder
Laurel Hill Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Location3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°00′14″N 75°11′15″W / 40.00389°N 75.18750°W / 40.00389; -75.18750
ArchitectJohn Notman
Architectural styleExotic Revival, Gothic, Classical Revival
NRHP reference No.77001185[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 28, 1977
Designated PHMCMay 20, 2000[2]

Laurel Hill Cemetery is a cemetery in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. It is a National Historic Landmark of the National Park Service.[3] It is near the Schuylkill River. It is 3.5 miles north of Philadelphia.[2]

A group of wealthy people from Philadelphia wanted a cemetery outside the city. They found a place for it in Laurel Hill. It used to be owned by a businessman named Joseph Sims. Building of the cemetery started in 1836. It was finished in 1839. The Scottish architect John Notman designed the cemetery. It was his first commission.[3] There is a chapel. It is made in the Gothic architecture style.

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Hale, George G. Meade, John C. Pemberton, and many other famous people, are buried there.[4]

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  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Laurel Hill Cemetery". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011.
  4. "Famous Memorials - Find A Grave Cemetery". Find a Grave. September 1, 2021. Retrieved September 1, 2021.

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