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Cemeteries in America


A cemetery or cemetery is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or interred. The word cemetery implies that the land is specifically designated as a funeral site and originally used for the Roman Catacombs. The word "graveyard" is often used in contrast with the cemetery, but a tomb refers specifically to a burial in a churchyard.

The preserved or cremated bodies of people can be interspersed with a crypt, commonly referred to as a cemetery, or in a grave, with a' sarcophagus-like' tomb, mausoleum, columbarium, niche or other structure. Funeral rituals are often performed at cemeteries in Western cultures. These ceremonies or passing rites differ in cultural practices and religious beliefs. Modern cemeteries often contain crematoriums and certain premises used previously for both continue to serve as crematoria long after the intersections have been filled.

Famous Cemeteries In The United States

  • Woodland Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery is nestled in more than 400 quiet acres in the Bronx borough of New York City and contains elegant mausoleums and has been designated a national historic site. The cemetery opened in 1863 during the civil war and, apart from its impressive statue, it is notable for many reasons.  It is the only cemetery with a Titanic monument.  The list of graves reads like who of luminaries such as Fiorello LaGuardia, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Nellie Bly, Celia Cruz, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Irving Berlin, and many others.

  • Trinity Church Cemetery
One of the most famous cemeteries in the country, Trinity Church Cemetery opened in 1697 on today's Wall Street and Broadway in lower Manhattan.   It is one of the three cemeteries that all form part of the cemetery of Trinity Church, but the most known and iconic cemetery on the south tip of Manhattan.  The other two were produced when in the original location they ran out of space. In the church, many prominent US officials such as George Washington had private pews, and many are buried in the churchyard.  Alexander Hamilton is one of those statesmen buried here.

  • The Forever Cemetery
The Forever Cemetery in Hollywood is not like any other in the country. Located right next to Paramount Studios in the middle of Hollywood, CA, it has become the final resting place for many Hollywood elites. Many prominent ones include Judy Garland, also known as The Wizard's Dorothy, and The Ramones ' Johnny & Dee Dee Ramone. The cemetery is one of the most interesting times during a Cinespia event. One of the empty lawns has been transformed into an outdoor film theater that allows you to see a classical Hollywood under the stars. They offer a full bar during the film, but you can also have your own alcohol and snacks.

  • St. Louis Cemetery #1
New Orleans is known for its high-ground cemeteries, and without touring the city's famous cemeteries, no visit to New Orleans would be complete. These are particularly interesting because the sumptuous nature of the landscape in New Orleans gives the impression of being a small city with graves. Therefore, they are often referred to as "Dead Cities." The most prominent and most common cemetery in New Orleans is St. Louis Cemetery #1, which has been in existence since 1789.

It was made famous by the film Easy Rider in the 1960s and it has several remarkable characters, including Marie Laveau, the infamous voodoo priestess. Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage also has a grave here, a large pyramid-shaped tomb, that will remain his future resting place in anticipation of his eventual demise.

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