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The Green-wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 by Henry Evelyn Pierrepoint. The original layout for the cemetery was designed by landscape architect David Bates Douglass. The 478 acres have a varied terrain and feature both the highest point in Brooklyn (Battle Hill) and four glacial kettle ponds.
Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery, in a time of rapid urbanization when churchyards in New York City were becoming overcrowded. Described as "Brooklyn's first public park by default long before Prospect Park was created",  Green-Wood Cemetery was so popular that it inspired a competition to design Central Park in Manhattan , as well as Prospect Park nearby.
We do have complete records at the Cemetery, so please contact us if you need further assistance. Also, please note that the date of interment listed here may not be the date of an individual’s first burial at Green-Wood; if an individual is interred in one grave, but then moved to another, the date of interment listed here will be that for interment in the current (or second) location.
Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City. The cemetery lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park, and is generally bounded by 20th Street to the northeast, Fifth Avenue to the northwest, 36th and 37th Streets to the southwest, Fort Hamilton Parkway to the south, and McDonald Avenue to the east.
Green-Wood Cemetery is a veritable showroom of neo-Classical, Romanesque, and Gothic revival architecture. However, it also possesses some Egyptian accents, as you’ll find at the striking Egyptian pyramid at the Van Ness Parsons Mausoleum. Fittingly, the man buried within the pyramid had been an amateur Egyptologist.
Greenwood Funeral Homes and Cremation, Greenwood Memorial Park, and Mount Olivet Cemetery are the perfect settings for families and friends to celebrate the life of someone they love; but also to begin the healing process as they draw needed strength from each other, share stories, express love, and most importantly remember...together.
The Green-Wood Cemetery New York 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States Website http://www.green-wood.com Sixteen Union generals, including Henry Halleck, Henry Slocum, Abram Duryee, and Fitz-John Porter, and two Confederate generals are buried at The Green-Wood Cemetery.