Calvary Cemetery (Seattle)

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Calvary Cemetery with University of Washington residence towers in background

Calvary Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery in Seattle, Washington, USA, located in the Ravenna/Bryant neighborhood. Dedicated over 127 years ago on December 1, 1889, it is on the southwest slope of a hill overlooking University Village, about a mile (1.6 km) northeast of the University of Washington. The cemetery is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Seattle.

The 40-acre (16 ha), square-shaped cemetery is bounded on the north by N.E. 55th Street, on the east by 35th Avenue N.E., on the south by N.E. 50th Street, and on the west by 30th Avenue N.E.

Among the 40,000 buried at Calvary Cemetery are:

Additionally, priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle and clergy from a number of religious orders are buried at the cemetery. There is one British Commonwealth war grave, of a Canadian Army soldier of World War I.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angotti, Laura (November 5, 1998). "Calvary Cemetery (Seattle)". History Link. (essay 978). Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Casualty Record.

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Coordinates: 47°40′01″N 122°17′35″W / 47.667°N 122.293°W / 47.667; -122.293