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Cementerio Civil de Ponce

Coordinates: 18°00′48″N 66°37′58″W / 18.01327°N 66.63286°W / 18.01327; -66.63286

Cementerio Civil de Ponce (Ponce Civil Cemetery) is a historic burial ground in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1901.[1] Some of the people buried at Cementerio Civil include Ruth Fernández, Isabel la Negra and Héctor Lavoe. It is believed to be the largest cemetery in Puerto Rico.[2]

Cementerio Civil de Ponce
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Established 1901
Location Barrio Portugues Urbano,
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Country Puerto Rico
Coordinates N 18.01327 W 66.63286 (18° 0' 47.7714" N, 66° 37' 58.2954" W)
Type Public; a.k.a., Cementerio Municipal
Style Art Deco
Owned by Municipality of Ponce
Size Unknown
No. of graves Est. 1,000
Terms of lease In perpetuity
Find a Grave Cementerio Civil de Ponce

The cemetery is also home to the Monumento a los heroes de El Polvorín (Monument to the El Polvorin Heroes). It is located in Barrio Portugues Urbano at N 18.01327 W 66.63286 (18° 0' 47.7714" N, 66° 37' 58.2954" W).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aproximación a la Iconografía Funeraria en Puerto Rico: Análisis de Tumbas y Pinturas Puertorriqueñas Representativas de Finales del Siglo XIX al Inicio del XXI. Doctoral Thesis. By Doris E. Lugo Ramirez. ISBN 978-84-691-7947-5. Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, España. 2008. Page 112.
  2. ^ Profanan tumbas en cementerio en Ponce. Miguel Rivera Puig. El Vocero. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.

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