Surprise. It has been months since I posted on here. Too much was going on and I lost interest in ancestry for awhile. BUT, I am trying to fire up my brain again.
Here is an article that came in from Billion Graves, and thought you might enjoy seeing these HUGH cemeteries. Never know, maybe one of our relatives reside there.
Here is a quick list of them:
#7 Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Spring Grove Cemetery, the 7th largest cemetery in the world is a 733 acre nonprofit garden cemetery and arboretum. In 1844, the Cincinnati Horticultural Society decided to form a cemetery association.
#6 Rookwood Cemetery
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rookwood Cemetery, the 6th largest in the world, was established in 1867 to meet the needs of Australia’s Sydney residents. As the city grew, burial grounds in Sydney were becoming overcrowded to the point that disease was threatening the living.
#5 Karacaahmet Cemetery
Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
At 750 acres (300 hectares), Karacaahmet Cemetery is the 5th largest cemetery in the world. It is the oldest in Istanbul, having been established more than 700 years ago.
#4 Ohlsdorf Cemetery
Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg, Germany, the 4th largest cemetery in the world, covers 966 acres (391 hectares) with 12 chapels, 3 museums, the graves of soldiers from more than 20 countries.
#3 Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is the 3rd largest in the world with more than 400,000 planned burial sites. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Chicago, Illinois.
# 2 Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton, New York
Calverton is the second largest cemetery in the world, and one of the most active national cemeteries overseen by the National Cemetery Administration.
Largest Cemetery in the World:
Wadi-us-Salaam or Valley of Peace is the largest cemetery in the world. It spans nearly 1500 acres (600 hectares) and contains approximately 5 million interments. That is 15 square miles (39 km²) of grave sites!
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:27-28 KJV)
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