Zion United Church Cemetery
Est. 1886, Zion United Church Cemetery
Hybla, Monteagle Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Established in 1789, it is located 8 blocks from the Mississippi River just outside of the French Quarter. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent Creole families and it is divided up into sections for Catholics, non-Catholics and Negros.
Over the years, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 became a very popular tourist attraction. Daily guided tours are available daily. The renowned Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is believed to be interred in the Glapion family crypt.
Saint James Cemetery
The Anglican St. James Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Toronto still in operation. The cemetery was opened in July 1844 for the burial of people professing the Anglican faith.
At that time most of the city’s population of 18,000 lived south of Queen Street West and the cemetery’s present location during that era must have been regarded as being outside city limits. The cemetery was necessary as the burial ground around the cathedral itself, in use since 1797, was out of room.
Recognizing the growing trend towards cremation throughout the world, a crematorium was added in 1948. To date over 89,000 interments and 75,000 cremations have taken place at the cemetery.
The entrance to the cemetery is located at the intersection of Bloor and Parliament Streets, overlooking the Don River ravine. Just to the west is the St. James Town neighbourhood, which is named after the cemetery.