Mount Zion Cemetery (New York City)

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Mount Zion Cemetery
Mount Zion Cemetery (New York City) is located in New York City
Mount Zion Cemetery (New York City)
Mount Zion Cemetery (New York City) is located in New York
Mount Zion Cemetery (New York City)
Shown within New York City
Established 1893
Location 59-63 54th Avenue, Maspeth, New York City
Country USA
Coordinates 40°43′53″N 73°54′27″W / 40.7314°N 73.9075°W / 40.7314; -73.9075
Type Jewish
Size 78 acres (320,000 m2)
No. of graves 210,000
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Mount Zion Cemetery is a very large Jewish cemetery located in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens, one of the five boroughs of New York City. The first burial was in 1893, and as of 2015, more than 210,000 individuals had been buried there. It is noted for its memorial to those who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.[1]

Its grounds cover approximately 78 acres,[1] and are divided into hundreds of plots, or gates, by landsmanshaften, synagogues, or families.[2]

Notable burials[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Zion Cemetery - About Us". Mount Zion Cemetery. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Societies at Mount Zion Cemetery". Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bandits' Victim Buried Here". New York Times. May 15, 1916. p. 3. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  4. ^ 66th Congress, 2nd Session - Senate - Document No. 285 - Investigation of Mexican Affairs - Preliminary Report and Hearings - Committee on Foreign Relations. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1920. p. 860. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Izzy Einstein Dies; Noted Dry Sleuth 'Prohibition Agent No. 1' of the Pre-Repeal Days Succumbs After Leg Amputation - Made Sensational Raids - Was a Master in Disguising and Won Fame by Colorful Methods - Always Unarmed". New York Times. February 18, 1938. p. 19. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "10,000 Follow Bier Of The Zion Poet - With His Zionist Song "Hatikvah" Beside Him, Imber Is Buried from Educational Alliance - Eulogized As A Child - The Poet Never Grew Up from His Boyhood Estate, Says the Rev. J.L. Magnes". New York Times. October 11, 1909. p. 9. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Edna Luby, Actress, Dead - Former "Follies" Girl Was in Private Life Mrs. Samuel Thor". New York Times. October 3, 1928. p. 31. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Throng At Mors Funeral - The Curious Swarm at Services for Woman Murdered in Los Angeles". New York Times. August 28, 1924. p. 17. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Herman Weiss Dies - Once Assemblyman - Attorney Who Won Election in 1918 From Socialist in 8th District Was 65". New York Times. July 10, 1934. p. 21. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

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Coordinates: 40°43′53″N 73°54′27″W / 40.73139°N 73.90750°W / 40.73139; -73.90750