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Laurel Hill Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
1. Laurel Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

This cemetery was designed in 1836 by John Notman and is one of the finest examples of a rural burial ground which illustrates the evolution of American landscape architecture.

1998
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1998 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.249′ N, 75° 11.272′ 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 located near the cemetery entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (about 400 feet away, measured
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By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
2. Laurel Hill Cemetery Marker
in a direct line); Commodore Isaac Hull (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (about 600 feet away); Thomas McKean (about 600 feet away); Charles Thomson (about 700 feet away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Laurel Hill Cemetery website. (Submitted on March 17, 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.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
3. Laurel Hill Cemetery Marker
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4. Graves at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Examples of several types of grave stones and markers found at Laurel Hill Cemetery are seen here.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
5. Laurel Hill Cemetery
Many types of monuments are found in Laurel Hill Cemetery. The lion seen here symbolizes the qualities of those laid to rest at this place. His vigil is said to be as eternal as the stone that it is made of.
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By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
6. More Graves & Monuments at Laurel Hill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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