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Harrisburg Cemetery

 
 
Harrisburg Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Harrisburg Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This 35-acre cemetery, chartered by the Commonwealth and opened in 1845, is the oldest and largest in the capital city. It is noted for its ornate statuary, original caretaker's house designed by A.J. Downing, and late Victorian landscape architecture. More than 30,000 persons are interred here, including Revolutionary War dead, Pennsylvania Governors, and others of local, state and national renown.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.159′ N, 76° 52.297′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and 13th Street, on the left when traveling east on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sylvan Heights Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Old Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away); Mount Pleasant Press - The J. Horace McFarland Company (approx. half a mile away); a different marker
Harrisburg Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 22, 2015
2. Harrisburg Cemetery Marker
Facing to the west on State Street, at the corner of N 13th Street.
also named Harrisburg Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Harris Switch Tower (approx. half a mile away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Harrisburg Cemetery markers with photos.
 
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Flowering trees and shrubs in a natural setting were hallmarks of the 19th century cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, April 13, 2006
3. Flowering trees and shrubs in a natural setting were hallmarks of the 19th century cemetery.
John Winebrenner was the founder of the Churches of God, General Conference. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, April 13, 2006
4. John Winebrenner was the founder of the Churches of God, General Conference.
Little Willie H. lies at ease for all eternity. image. Click for full size.
By John K. Robinson, April 13, 2006
5. Little Willie H. lies at ease for all eternity.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,471 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2008, by John K. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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