I Enjoy Finding Cemeteries

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 147 People

    Where Is It?

    It all started when I was about 12 or 13.  My dad loved the woods and there were some days when we would just take off and drive up into the woods to walk around.  One day we were going through the woods and found a really old cemetery.  It was amazing to me. ...
    Taryn88 Taryn88
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2008

    Abundent Source Material

    I'm eager to pursue      this topic, find and photograph cemeteries around my vicinity.
    lafsnack lafsnack
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Cool Facts About Cemeteries

    The word “cemetery,” which is the traditional place to bury the dead, comes from the German words koimeterion (meaning a sleeping place), and koiman(to put to sleep). The word, “graveyard,” was not recorded until the early 19th century. The The oldest known...
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    3 Responses Nov 15, 2011


    I found out about this cemetery in Savannah Georgia called Bonaventure
    MaskedVulgarity MaskedVulgarity
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Sep 5, 2011

    Just Looking

    I enjoy going to the cemetery and seeing how old people where when they died.  I am from Louisiana and they have some great older cemeteries there.  Most of our cemeteries are above ground because we are below see level and the caskets tend to pop up if they are not...
    LaCajunLady LaCajunLady
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    The Magnificant Seven

    The Magnificent Seven are seven cemeteries used by the citizens of nineteenth century London. In the first 50 years of the 19th century the population of London more than doubled from 1 million to 2.3 million. At this time all London's dead were buried in small parish...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

    New Orleans

    There are some very old ones in New Orleans and the X brought back pics of them when Katrina hit and he went up there to work. I know it can be sad for some but the history of it fascinates me. I remember when I was little my grandmother would take me to the one where she had...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2007

    Mother Goose

    In Boston, next to Park Street church is the old burying grounds. Ben Franklin's parents are buried there. Benjamin Franklin is buried in Philadelphia. Another historical figure, Mother Goose, is also buried there.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Jul 1, 2013

    Kaisergruft-Vienna, Austria

    This is not a ground cemetery per se but the neatest tomb of all the dead royalty of Austria. I have this fascination with this part of history. If you get to Vienna, I hope you will visit Kaisergruft. the outside of the Building One of the many caskets inside. On one of the...
    akindheart akindheart
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

    Not So Much Now, But Wh...

    Not so much now, but when we were kids, we used to have to walk past the cemeteries on the way home from school, my friends! and i used to have a look and read the names on the headstones, to see how long they had been there!. My one friend, lived right oposite the cemetary...
    welshbabe welshbabe
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    On A Hiking Trail ?

    Once upon a time , two hippie guys went far into the ozarks to hike a trail they'd never been on . It was a strange pllace , far from home in the city where they lived , but they craved the adventure and they were far from being sober-minded gentlemen . The trailhead was in a...
    WisestFool WisestFool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2012

    Fun To Me!

    I LOVE finding cemeteries! I love old ones, new ones, etc. I wanted to go to some new ones this past Summer..but my vehicle wasn't in the best shape & I didn't have money for gas. Hopefully next Summer I will be able to go & explore some new ones. Love the old tombstones...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

    Visiting Cemeteries For Leisure...strange!

    But yes yes please. This is the cemetery I would love to visit for leisure, Famous Le Pere Lachaise  Calling it  one of the greatest collections of (dead) human talent in the world. Monuments that make you STOP and STARE in amazement. Not only is the famous Jim Morrison...
    Ruby31 Ruby31
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2011

    Nice An Quiet

    I love going into cemeteries to drink, it's nice and peaceful and no one is ever there. Allows me to sit back on a tombstone with a buddy or 3 and knock back some brews. Great times.
    Inebriety Inebriety
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    I Am Fascinated With Cemeteries

    I guess it is the closest I will ever get to famous people.  I have been all over the world and even though I don't always know the history, I am in awe at finding their final resting place.I guess my 2 most favorite and memorable cemeteries are Pere Lachaise in Paris France and...
    akindheart akindheart
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Feb 6, 2011

    Yes, There Is a History The...

    Yes, there is a history there that no one cares about anymore. Whole families can tell you what happened to them by reading the stones. Ok, I can be a bit morbid.
    huggyvee huggyvee
    Jul 20, 2009
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