Riverside Cemetery (Rochester, New York)

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Riverside Cemetery
Established 1892
Location Rochester, New York
Country USA
Coordinates 43°13′05″N 77°37′33″W / 43.21806°N 77.62583°W / 43.21806; -77.62583
Type public
Owned by City of Rochester
Size 123 acres (498,000 m²)
No. of graves 250,000
Website Riverside and Mount Hope Cemeteries
Find a Grave Riverside Cemetery
The Political Graveyard Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery in Rochester, New York was founded in 1892 to serve the growing population in the northern part of the city. Situated on 123 acres (498,000 m²) (0.2 square miles) of land between Lake Avenue and the Genesee River, the cemetery is the permanent resting place of over 250,000 people. Since 1942, the cemetery has been owned and operated by the City of Rochester.[1][2]

Notable burials[edit]

Riverside's Section O is the resting place of American military veterans of the American Civil War and World War I.[6]


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