Saturday, February 7, 2009

St. John's Cemetery


The St. Johns Episcopal Cemetery was established in 1840. This cemetery is located a few blocks west of the church I showed you yesterday. The grave sites of Prince Achille Murat, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, and his wife, Princess Catherine Willis Murat, who was the great grandniece of George Washington, are located here. This cemetery sits across the street from the Old City Cemetery, which contains the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers along with many other graves from the 19th century, so this area can be kind of spooky at night!

5 comments:

Pam said...

Reading the headstones in old cemetery's is very interesting to me. I grew up near a cemetery and found they can tell quite a story.

hadv said...

Cemeteries are spooky! Not to mention the dead buried in that one! Quite a history you have.. Have a nice weekend!

arctic dreamer said...

Fascinating! What's the oldest grave there?

Lisa Wilson said...

I imagine you would find some very interesting headstones there.

Steffe said...

This would look very good (and spooky), on a misty day!