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Green-Wood is a living cemetery that brings people closer to the world as it is and was, by memorializing the dead and bringing to life the art, history, and natural beauty of New York City. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America.
Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, New York City. The cemetery is located between South Slope/Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, and Sunset Park, and lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park.
Kings County. Brooklyn. Green-Wood Cemetery. Added: 1 Jan 2000. Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 64718. 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 Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries. Still an active cemetery, the Green-Wood of today is also a cultural institution, an outdoor museum that tells the history and evokes the cultures of the borough, the city and the nation.
CEMETERY SERVICES AT GREEN-WOOD. The Green-Wood Cemetery is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in the world. Established in 1838, it is one of only a handful of American cemeteries that have been designated a National Historic Landmark. Green-Wood has a long tradition of memorialization, serving as ...
The 60 volumes of the burial registry, listing the names of everyone buried at Green-Wood from the first interment in 1840 through 1937 in chronological order, have recently been digitized.
Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn has always served as a tourist attraction but also as a national memorial. Being the second oldest rural cemetery, it has preserved U. S. history from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars up to this day. And every aspect of the site is lovingly studied and kept.
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.
Founded in 1838, Green-Wood boasts an impressive 478-acre sprawl of paths, hills, ponds, and sculptures. It was one of the late 19 th century’s most viewed tourist attractions in the United States, second only to Niagara Falls. In 2006, the entire cemetery was made a National Historic Landmark. Photo credit: Bob Collins.