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Cemeteries Ranked by Era

Cemeteries Ranked by Number of Politicians Buried There Before 1850

  1. Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (64)
  2. Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y. (36)
  3. Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa. (29)
  4. Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y. (20)
  5. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. (17)
  6. Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky. (16)
  7. Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. (14)
  8. Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga. (14)
  9. Old Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass. (13)
  10. St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C. (13)
  11. North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I. (12)
  12. Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn. (12)
  13. Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Ga. (12)
  14. Dutch Church Burial Ground, Albany, N.Y. (11)
  15. Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. (10)
  16. Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex. (10)
  17. Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md. (9)
  18. East Cemetery, Litchfield, Conn. (9)
  19. Common Burying Ground, Newport, R.I. (9)
  20. Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga. (9)
  21. Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn. (8)
  22. Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio (8)
  23. St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C. (8)
  24. Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. (8)
  25. Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich. (7)
  26. Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa. (7)
  27. Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (7)
  28. First Reformed Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, N.Y. (7)
  29. St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington, N.J. (6)
  30. Christ Church Cemetery, Dover, Del. (6)
  31. Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. (6)
  32. Immanuel Churchyard, New Castle, Del. (6)
  33. St. Peter's Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pa. (6)
  34. Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark. (6)
  35. Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va. (6)
  36. Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn. (5)
  37. Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. (5)
  38. Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del. (5)
  39. Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Md. (5)
  40. St. John's Churchyard, Richmond, Va. (5)
  41. Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine (5)
  42. Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y. (5)
  43. North Cemetery, Portsmouth, N.H. (5)
  44. Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, N.H. (5)
  45. Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (5)
  46. Westminster Burying Ground, Baltimore, Md. (5)
  47. Winter Street Cemetery, Exeter, N.H. (5)
  48. Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground, Charleston, S.C. (5)
  49. Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, Conn. (5)
  50. Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, S.C. (5)

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