Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Founded in 1836 and designed by Scottish architect John Notman, this was the nationís second major rural cemetery. With its rolling landscape, horticultural plantings, and eclectic architecture, it offered a romantic alternative to the crowded urban environment. Overlooking the Schuylkill River, 3.5 miles north of center-city, it had grown by 1861 to 78 acres. This cemetery was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998.
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 0.256′ N, 75° 11.249′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on Ridge Avenue, between W Indiana Avenue and W Clearfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commodore Isaac Hull Thomas McKean (about 700 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (about 700 feet away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (about 800 feet away); Charles Thomson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Laurel Hill Cemetery website. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Laurel Hill Cemetery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.