Address: Bounded by Mount Hope and Elmwood Aves., and Intercampus Dr., Rochester, New York. County/parish: Monroe.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places April 30, 2018.
Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, founded in 1838, is the first municipal cemetery in the United States. Situated on 196 acres (79 ha) of land adjacent to the University of Rochester on Mount Hope Avenue, the cemetery is the permanent resting place of over 350,000 people. The annual growth rate of this cemetery is 500-600 burials per year.
The cemetery hosts the sculpture Defenders of the Flag, a Civil War monument made in 1908 by the American sculptor Sally James Farnham. In 2018 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/100002361