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Early January 2008, I featured some pictures of the famous Church Street Graveyard, today we turn our attention to Mobile’s 3rd oldest municipal graveyard: Magnolia Cemetery

Originally established in 1836 on 36 acres of land, now spreads over 100 acres and contains nearly 100,000 burials. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, Magnolia Cemetery is the final resting place for interments dating back to the early 19th century.

Magnolia Cemetery features very ornate, resplendent architectural and artistic assets that heavily revolves around Neoclassical revivalism, but also features Egyptian and Victorian influences.

Situated across from Magnolia Cemetery is the National Cemetery where over 5000 fallen veterans of past conflicts are laid to rest. Here you can find over 800 Civil War dead, including 2 relatives of Geronimo and several other Apache Indians.

Additionally, I have also taken a few pics of Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago which you can view here.

If you are ever in Mobile I highly suggest stopping by this sprawling necropolis

Written by kapshure

January 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

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