Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski

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Date

1-1-1985

Description

North Burial Ground was Providence’s first dedicated open space. Ten acres were allocated north of the “Compact Part of Town” in 1700 by a land grant from the town meeting. The first interment, however, was not until 1710-11, although it has been used steadily until the present day. The burial ground now comprises 150 acres. Prior to 1990, there were 16 registered cemeteries in the city of Providence. Currently, there are 39 with a total of 45 estimated to exist. Of the estimated 90,000 headstones estimated to exist, 44,900 have been entered into the database.”

Notes

Woodward, PPS/AlAri Guide to Providence Architecture (Providence, 2003), 135-37 http://ricemeteries.tripod.com/city.html Note: Almost 700 Civil War veterans have been identified in this cemetery.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Cemeteries -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- North Burial Ground; Aerial photography in land use -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- North Burial Ground

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Street Address

10 Branch Ave.

Keywords

aerial, cemeteries, North Burial Ground

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