Mount Hope Cemetery (San Diego, California)
Coordinates: Mount Hope Cemetery is a municipal cemetery located at 3751 Market Street, San Diego, California, and gives its name to the neighborhood of Mount Hope. The cemetery is adjacent to Greenwood Memorial Park.
Founded in 1869, on what was then the outskirts of New Town, Mount Hope now covers approximately 115 acres (0.465 km2). The design of the cemetery is an example of a Rural cemetery, with architecture, art, and landscaping. The city of San Diego manages and maintains the entire cemetery, providing perpetual care to all burial sites. The rolling hills and grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery contain historically significant monuments to some of San Diego's most notable citizens, founding fathers, pioneers, and others.
- E. S. Babcock (1848-1922), real estate mogul, built the Hotel del Coronado
- Samuel Brannan (1819-1889), early Mormon pioneer, first millionaire of the California Gold Rush, member of San Francisco's first city council
- Hick Carpenter (1855-1937), American baseball player
- Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), author of crime stories and novels, created detective Philip Marlowe
- Charles Merwin Fenn (1835-1907), doctor, a founding member of the San Diego Medical Society
- Benjamin T. Frederick (1834-1903), politician, miner and real estate agent from Iowa and California
- Gertrude Gilbert (1871-1947), civic activist, instrumental in saving the exposition buildings in Balboa Park
- Nathan Harrison (1823-1920), early African-American pioneer in the region
- Charles T. Hinde (1832-1915), industrialist, riverboat captain, businessman, and original investor of the Hotel del Coronado.
- Alonzo Horton (1813-1909), founder of modern San Diego, namesake of Horton Plaza
- Alta M. Hulett (1854-1877), one of America's first female attorneys
- Joseph Jessop, jeweler
- John F. Kinney (1816-1902), American attorney, judge and politician
- George Marston (1850-1946), involved with establishing Balboa Park, the San Diego Public Library System, and the Serra Museum
- Kate Morgan (1865-1892), Iowa woman who died under questionable circumstances and is thought by some to haunt the Hotel del Coronado
- Ah Quin (1848-1914), merchant, farmer and leader in the Chinese Mission
- Kate Sessions (1857-1940), San Diego's pioneering horticulturist
- Matthew Sherman (1827-1898), land developer, San Diego pioneer, mayor from 1891 to 1893
- Walter R. Taliaferro (1880-1915), aviator
- Thomas Whaley and his family
- Robert Waterman (1826-1891), Governor of California from 1887 to 1891
- Thomas Waterson (1895-1947), member of Memphis Police Dept. who captured notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly in Memphis, Tennessee, raid in 1933
- Mallios, Seth and Caterino, David M. Cemeteries of San Diego. Arcadia Publishing. 2007.