Yarborough Cemetery

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Yarborough Cemetery is an historical cemetery located in Belize City, Belize. It was the first cemetery in British Honduras, used from 1787 until 1896, and was established for the burial of members of the colonial Anglican Church. It was named after the magistrate who owned the land. The cemetery was renovated in 1999 with the addition of perimeter fencing, landscaping and a marble memorial wall highlighting the names and contributions of those buried there.[1] In 2009, the government designated it an archaeological reserve.

The cemetery is located near St. John's Cathedral, near Government House.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belize Tourism Board. "Yarborough Cemetery". Travel Belize. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Vorhees, Mara; Brown, Joshua Samuel (2008). Lonely Planet: Belize (3 ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-74104-703-5.