|1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620|
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|585 428 7999|
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Mt. Hope Cemetery is 197 acres of glacially sculpted land, set beside the University of Rochester, having come to contain over 350,000 graves since 1838. Many figures of historical importance, such as Frederick Douglass and Susan B Anthony, have been laid to rest within its grounds. It has been well maintained over the years, and serves well as a wonderful spot for a stroll, particularly in the fall.
Mt. Hope is also home to several interesting group plots. There are special plots for veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War 1. There is also the Firemen's Plot for Rochester firefighters. Immediately adjacent to the firemen's plot, lies 6 men burned beyond recognition in the Steam Gauge and Lantern Works fire. The sixth bodies were burned beyond recognition and buried together and marked with a monument to remember the horrific fire. The Jewish community in Rochester also has a plot especially for the poor within the Jewish community.
Mausoleums include those cut in stone and cast in bronze. Designs include obelisks, Greek themed temples, winged angels, large urns, columns, Gothic towers and angels of mercy. Packed with trees and plants including some rare specimens Mt Hope is more than a cemetery, it's a historical landmark.
A 500 foot tunnel was constructed through the esker of the Indian trail for the purposes of drainage.
April 16, 1871 - The Rochester Mirage.
June 23, 2000 - The skull of Civil War General Elisha G. Marshall was stolen. He was known as an "evil genius." Bones were found near the grave site along with satanic symbols.
Mount Hope Cemetery Article, photos and article on the local commercial website nyfalls.com
Tombstone Inscriptions - RootsWeb - detailed compilations
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Geology of Mount Hope Cemetery by William Chaisson (pdf)
Famous permanent resident listing on FindAGrave.com.
Mount Hope Cemetery entry at Dark Destinations - Article about supernatural and dark aspects of Mt. Hope Cemetery.
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