The Old Burying Ground

The Old Burying Ground (HM1H3M)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia 23690 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.613', W 63° 34.345'

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Le Vieux cimeti?re communal

English

In this common burial ground lie many of the first citizens of Halifax, their descendants and men of the British Army and the Royal Navy who were stationed here. First opened in 1749, the year Halifax was founded, it was used until 1844. During that period, over 12,000 men, women, and children were buried here; fewer than 10% of their graves are marked.


The graveyard was granted to St. Paul in 1793 and the church has maintained it ever since. Unfortunately, natural elements and vandalism took their toll and by the mid 1980s the site required extensive work. Public and private funds were sought by the Old Burying Ground Foundation. A complete record was made of the site (1984), a landscape plan implemented and tilted stones reset (1990-91).


French

Ici reposent un nombre important de premiers habitants d?Halifax, leurs descendants, et des membres de l?Arm?e britannique et de la Marine royale stationn ? Halifax. Ouvert en 1749, l?ann?e de la fondation d?Halifax, ce cimeti?re communal a servi jusqu?en 1844. Au cours de cette p?riode, plus de 12 000 hommes, femmes et enfants ont ?t? enterr ici. Cependant, moins de 10% des tombes sont identifi?es.


En 1793, le cimeti?re a ?t? c?d? ? l??glise Saint-Paul qui le maintient depuis cette ?poque. Vers le milieu des ann?es 1980 de gros travaux de restauration se sont av?r n?cessaires en raison des dommages caus par les ?l?ments naturels et le vandalisme. La Foundation du Vieux cimeti?re communal a cherch? des fonds aupr des secteurs public et priv?. On a pu compl?ter un inventaire d?taill? du site (1984), mettre en oeuvre un plan paysagiste et redresser les pierres tombales (1990-91).
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Placed ByOld Burying Ground Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454605 N 4943513
Decimal Degrees44.64355000, -63.57241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.613', W 63° 34.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 36.78" N, 63° 34' 20.7" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1460 Barrington St, Halifax Nova Scotia 23690, CA
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