Riverside Cemetery (Rochester, New York)

Riverside Cemetery in Rochester, New York was founded in 1892 to serve the growing population in the northern part of the city. Situated on 123 acres (498,000 m²) (0.2 square miles) of land between Lake Avenue and the Genesee River, the cemetery is the permanent resting place of over 250,000 people. Since 1942, the cemetery has been owned and operated by the City of Rochester.[1][2]

Riverside Cemetery
Coordinates43°13′05″N 77°37′33″W / 43.21806°N 77.62583°W / 43.21806; -77.62583
Owned byCity of Rochester
Size123 acres (498,000 m²)
No. of graves250,000
WebsiteRiverside and Mount Hope Cemeteries
Find a GraveRiverside Cemetery
The Political GraveyardRiverside Cemetery

Notable burialsEdit

Riverside's Section O is the resting place of American military veterans of the American Civil War and World War I.[6]


  1. ^ Riverside and Mount Hope Cemeteries
  2. ^ Riverside Cemetery
  3. ^ a b c Famous names at Riverside Cemetery, Find a Grave
  4. ^ Spevak, Jeff (2011-04-29). "Lee Morse: Rochester's forgotten star". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester Arts Blog. Retrieved 2015-09-22.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b The Political Graveyard
  6. ^ Veteran burials in Section O of Riverside Cemetery

External linksEdit

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