Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia is a beautiful cemetery that has fallen into neglect since the death of the last board of directors member in 2011. The cemetery was subsequently closed and largely ignored. In recent years, the Friends of Mount Moriah organization was formed to provide some upkeep through donations and volunteers. The architecture in the this cemetery is amazing with many large mausoleums, intricate headstones and some notable residents including Betsy Ross.
This huge cemetery was commissioned in 1855 and soon grew to 200 acres with some reports of it being 300 acres making it the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania. Cobbs Creek Parkway was eventually built through the center of the cemetery leaving the current cemetery with 160 acres.
March 14th, 2021
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