Harrisburg Cemetery

Harrisburg Cemetery, sometimes referred to as Mount Kalmia Cemetery, is a prominent rural cemetery and national historic district in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, located at 13th and Liberty streets in the Allison Hill/East Harrisburg neighborhoods of the city.[3] It was officially founded in 1845, although interments took place for many years before. The cemetery is also the burial ground for American Revolutionary War soldiers.[4][5] The caretaker's cottage was built in 1850. It was designed by famed 19th Century architect, Andrew Jackson Downing, in the Gothic Revival style.[6]

Harrisburg Cemetery
Harrisburg Cemetery gate.jpg
Gateway to the cemetery
Harrisburg Cemetery is located in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg Cemetery
Harrisburg Cemetery is located in the United States
Harrisburg Cemetery
Location13th and Liberty Sts., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Area35 acres (14 ha)
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference No.85000866[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 07, 1985
Designated PHMCSeptember 30, 1990[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


Notable burialsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Harrisburg Cemetery". afrolumensproject. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-18.
  4. ^ "City Wide Sights, Allison Hill & Eastern Harrisburg". City of Harrisburg. 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
  5. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Jeb Stuart (August 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Harrisburg Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-15.
  6. ^ "History & Grounds - Harrisburg Cemetery".

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Coordinates: 40°16′19″N 76°52′20″W / 40.27203°N 76.87231°W / 40.27203; -76.87231