Mount Carmel Cemetery (Queens, New York)

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Mount Carmel Cemetery is a Jewish cemetery located within the Cemetery Belt in Queens, New York City that opened in 1906.

The main section is in Glendale, Queens, and has more than 85,000 occupied plots. A new section was opened in nearby Ridgewood.

History[edit]

The Rural Cemetery Act, a New York City ban on new Manhattan cemeteries effective 1850, led to the opening of new ones in Brooklyn and Queens areas that form an area collectively called Cemetery Belt.[1]

Over a dozen major Jewish cemeteries opened. Some of these[2] have web sites that allow searching for buried friends and relatives.

Famous burials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Kramer. "The Complete Pilgrim, Religious Travel Site".
  2. ^ ex. www.MountHebronCemetery.com/search.asp

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°41′57″N 73°53′22″W / 40.6991692°N 73.8893293°W / 40.6991692; -73.8893293