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Mount Peace Cemetery

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Mount Peace Cemetery
Mount Peace Cemetery Gate.jpg
Mount Peace Cemetery gates
Shown within Pennsylvania
Mount Peace Cemetery (the United States)
Details
Established1865
Location
3111 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Coordinates39°59′53″N 75°10′57″W / 39.9980°N 75.1824°W / 39.9980; -75.1824
Typeprivate
Owned byOdd Fellows
Websitewww.cemeteryco.com
Find a GraveMount Peace Cemetery
Aerial View of Mount Peace Cemetery

Mount Peace Cemetery is a cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that is owned and operated by the Odd Fellows organization. It was established in 1865 and is located at 3111 West Lehigh Avenue, near the Laurel Hill Cemetery.[1]

The cemetery property was originally part of the colonial estate of Robert Ralston and kept the estate name of Mount Peace. Another portion of the estate was used for the creation of Mount Vernon Cemetery.[2]

Statue of John Bartram Nicholson in Mount Peace Cemetery
Statue of John Bartram Nicholson in Mount Peace Cemetery

In May 1913, a statue of John Bartram Nicholson was erected in Mount Peace Cemetery in dedication to his service as Grand Sire of Sovereign Grand Lodge and as Grand Master and Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge of 1.O.O.F. of Pennsylvania.[3]

In 1951, the Oddfellows Cemetery on 22nd street in Philadelphia was closed and the bodies reinterred to other cemeteries operated by the Oddfellows including Lawnview Memorial Park and Mount Peace Cemetery.[4]

The burial records for Mount Peace Cemetery are kept at Lawnview Memorial Park in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.[5]

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Notable burials

References

  1. ^ Mount Peace Cemetery, Odd Fellows Cemetery Company of Philadelphia website, accessed April 24, 2011
  2. ^ Webster, J.P. (2014). Vanishing Philadelphia: Ruins of the Quaker City. Charleston, SC: The History Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-62585-134-5. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ "On a Pedastal, 3". www.gravelyspeaking.com. Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  4. ^ Oordt, Darcy (2015). Haunted Philadelphia: Famous. Guilford, Connecticut: Globe Pequot. p. 250. ISBN 978-1-4930-1579-5. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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