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Swan Point Cemetery
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
General Ambrose Burnside's grave
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Built/Founded: 1846
Architect: Multiple
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: October 5, 1977
NRHP Reference#: 77000007

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Swan Point Cemetery is a cemetery located in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Established in 1846 on a 60 acre (0.24 km²) plot of land. It has approximately 40,000 interments.

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History

First organized under the Swan Point Cemetery Company, with a board of trustees. In 1858, a new charter was developed to make the cemetery administration non-profit, and it was taken over by a group known as the Proprietors of Swan Point Cemetery. In 1886, landscape architect H.W.S. Cleveland was hired to redesign the area.

Among the first to make use of a tract of land within the cemetery was the First Congregational Society (now First Unitarian Society). They moved several interments from older plots in Providence to Swan Point. Over the years additional land acquisition has expanded the cemetery to 200 acres, and is still open to new interments today.

Swan Point Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Notable interments

Swan Point has the burials of many notable Rhode Island figures:

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References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  

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